"We have not displaced anyone but have taken advantage of the opportunities we have," said Chinaman young player Kuldeep Yadav when asked when Yuzvendra Chahal and his performances have literally closed the ODI door to veteran Ravichandran Ashwin.
The Chahal and Kuldeep wrist rotation duet was a normal feature of India's ODI form that cut Ashwin spinner on the sidelines and downgraded Ravindra Jadeja as the third special rotor.
All of us (Ashwin and Jadeja) are always doing well for India. In the test games, Ash (Ravichandran Ashwin) and Jaddu Bhai (Ravindra Jadeja) are still playing, "said Kuldeep on the eve of the second ODI.
Since it was a top question, Kuldeep made an extra effort to make it clear that the perception of wrist spinners to get preferential treatment compared to finger spinners.
"We learn a lot from them (Ashwin and Jadeja), they have a lot of experience when I'm in the test group, I'm learning very much of them." Whenever we have an opportunity, for me and Chahal, the team and this helped the team to win, so happy for that, "Kuldeep waxed eloquently about the type of relationship the twin shares with the superior pair.
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In the first game, Kuldeep won well and took two wickets, while Jadeja, despite being wicketless, was very economical. With Chahal also waiting for his chance, Kuldeep is glad that all the bowling spinners are good.
"To be honest, he (Yuzvendra Chahal) and Jaddu bhai (Ravindra Jadeja) play very well so we do not worry and focus on the game," added Kuldeep.
I did not explain if he ever felt pressure while bowling on any batsmen, he said: "Nobody is very honest, there are few players who played me well and I'm not afraid to hit." However, Shaun Marsh, according to Kuldeep is a batsman, who played him really well.
"Shaun Marsh is a very good bowling spin player. In Australia, Shaun Marsh played very well (against me) and the management team wanted to give me a break for some games.
"After that, I studied Marsh's hit and I watched him play many traditions on the front leg and pay off, but it would be important to steal him in the next game if he plays," he said.
Having already played 12 ODIs against Australia, there is a sense of familiarity with the composition of the opposition.
"Of course, it was two years (now) I'm playing international cricket and I've almost played 10-12 matches against Australia in a one day format. Today, video analysis is there, it's not very difficult to pick a champion.
To add another dimension to his game, Kuldeep has now begun to devote extra time to batting him under the wild eyes of assistant coach Sanjay Bangar.
"Of course, the strike is important in one day or in critical cricket, I focus more on the beat at each session I steal for 20 minutes." (Assistant Coach Sanjay Bangar), "he signed.