Kuldeep Yadav, who picked as many as eight wickets and was adjudged Man of the Match in the opening Test against Bangladesh has been dropped from India’s playing XI for the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur.
The left-arm spinner was India’s best bowler in the first Test. He picked up a five-wicket haul in the first innings of the series opener and dismissed three batters in the second innings. Apart from that, he also chipped in with a valuable contribution of 40 runs with the bat in the first inning.
However, despite doing all that, he was dropped from the playing XI for the second match, and in his place, Jaydev Unadkat, who returned to the playing XI after a 12-year hiatus has been given the chance.
“Hard decision on Kuldeep but we know (Ravichandran) Ashwin and Axar (Patel) can find spin, and bring Jaydev in to cover all bases,” KL Rahul said during the toss.
Netizens, however, weren’t happy by any means with the decision to drop Kuldeep Yadav from the playing XI and they lashed out at the Indian management, including head coach Rahul Dravid and captain KL Rahul for making this call.