India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20: Ashish Nehra says it’s high time Kuldeep Yadav learn to take DRS calls without MS Dhoni

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20: Ashish Nehra says it’s high time Kuldeep Yadav learn to take DRS calls without legendary MS Dhoni
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20: Ashish Nehra says it’s high time Kuldeep Yadav learn to take DRS calls without legendary MS Dhoni

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20: Ashish Nehra says it’s high time Kuldeep Yadav learn to take DRS calls without MS Dhoni- Former India cricketer Ashish Nehra feels that India spinner Kuldeep Yadav should come out of MS Dhoni’s shadow and take DRS (Decision Review System) calls on his own. He feels that the spinner needs to judge lbw decisions and convince his captain to contest the on-field umpiring decisions. The reaction comes after Kuldeep Yadav made his T20 comeback (after January 2020) in the second T20I against Sri Lanka. He caught Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka plumb in front of wickets but the on-field umpire didn’t seem interested. He couldn’t convince his captain Shikhar Dhawan to go for the review even though Sanju Samson it was OUT.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20: Ashish Nehra says it’s high time Kuldeep Yadav learn to take DRS calls without MS Dhoni

Speaking to Cricbuzz, Ashish Nehra said that India should have contested the decision as they left a couple of reviews.

“See, the bowler [Kuldeep Yadav] was playing after a long time, the captain was new and even the wicketkeeper was new; that’s one way of thinking about this. The second point of view is that you have to learn this: you had two reviews and Shanaka, Hasaranga, these guys are the experienced ones who have played the most for Sri Lanka in the last few months, so you should have gone for it. Even if you weren’t 100% sure and lose the review, still it’s not a big deal. These are the things that they should keep in mind.”

He further added that Kuldeep Yadav should learn to take important decisions as MS Dhoni isn’t available anymore to help you out.

 “Kuldeep Yadav should also learn this: MS Dhoni isn’t there anymore to help you out, it’s Sanju Samson. So as a bowler you should put even more pressure on the captain saying, ‘Gabbar (Shikhar Dhawan’s pet name) bhai lelo, 2 review hai humare paas (Please take the review, we have two of them)!”

Notably, the former India skipper played a huge role in helping the rise of Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal with his on-field brilliance.

Luckily, Shanaka didn’t play a crucial role in the match as he got stumped out in the next over by Samson off Kuldeep Yadav. He went on to pick a couple of wickets for India in his quota of 4 overs.

Meanwhile, India’s bowling coach on India tour of Sri Lanka was all praise for Kuldeep Yadav after his impressive game.

“He is a very talented and a thinking bowler. There is a lot of discussions that we have before the games. Seeing the videos, discussing the plans but the execution is for which he needs to be given credit. Yes, he has been in and out of the team. He knows he has to work hard to maintain his position and he is doing that and I am so happy to see the results. He has really increased his chances of being a part of the T20 World Cup squad,” he said post-match.

Kuldeep Yadav is expected to play a key role for India in the third and final t20I of the ongoing series as India aims to clinch another series against Sri Lanka.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20: Ashish Nehra says it’s high time Kuldeep Yadav learn to take DRS calls without MS Dhoni

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