'I was ready to play: KKR's Kuldeep Yadav was shocked with Chennai-leg snub
Life can be unfair at times and the situation is no different for a Team India cricketer. It takes years of hard work and perseverance to get to the top and represent this cricket-frenzy nation at the international stage but it only takes a rough phase, which at times lasts only a few matches, to plummet to the bottom. The competition is ruthless and that's the harsh reality. The story of Kuldeep Yadav's downfall bears testament to that merciless reality. For someone who was once India's frontline spin bowler, the downward spiral can be a tough pill to digest. And rightfully so, The India and Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) spinner recently revealed that he was left surprised by not being picked for the Chennai leg during IPL 2021. The Chepauk track, as the world witnessed, provided immense assistance to spinners and made the batsmen's life difficult. KKR preferred Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine as their main spinners but that didn't yield the desired result as KKR lost two of their games in the Southern India city. While speaking to Crictracker, the leg-spinner commented that he was raring to go, that and "it was shocking" to see the management loo elsewhere.