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Kuldeep Yadav opens up on what he finds 'extraordinary' about MS Dhoni

The understanding between Kuldeep Yadav and MS Dhoni between the wickets has often left players bamboozled and clueless. The Chinaman opens up on Dhoni's presence behind the stumps.

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New Delhi Published on: February 17, 2019 21:09 IST
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Kuldeep Yadav opens up on what he finds 'extraordinary' about MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not produce the same scintillating shots that he used to in his younger years, but his lightning quick reflexes behind the wicket often leaves people 'stumped'. 

Dhoni now has effected 430 dismissals in his ODI career with 311 of them being catches and 119 stumpings, and in recent events as seen in the tours of Australia and New Zealand, Dhoni hasn't slowed down one bit.

Hailing the former captain as a 'game changer', chinaman Kuldeep Yadav feels that the Indian team are lucky to have in the team and opens up on what he finds 'extraordinary' about MS Dhoni.

"Mahi bhai has vast experience and keeps telling us the nitty-gritty of the game. He is like a game changer and we are lucky to have him in our team. But what I find most extraordinary about him is the speed in which he dislodges the stumps. It is simply unbelievable and honestly, I have never played with someone with such quick glovework," Kuldeep told The Indian Express.

Recently, the chinaman moved up a notch to grab a career-best second position in the latest ICC T20 International rankings. However, Kuldeep will miss out on the upcoming two-match T20Is against Australia as he has been rested.  

Discussing the pressure on the team in the upcoming World Cup, Kuldeep feels it's the only way the team can perform. 

"World Cup pressure will be there and that should be there for all players. It helps to perform. Conditions won’t really matter in ODI. I am not thinking too much on it now. There is still time and neither do I believe in bringing something new. If you are talking about mystery then that is something that I do not believe in," said Kuldeep.

Kuldeep opened up on what it would feel like to win the 2019 World Cup: "To be very honest I am still living a dream. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I will be a part of the World Cup squad. If India wins the World Cup then it will be the biggest moment in my career. I do not know how I will celebrate. The entire country wants it and if I can win it for the country then I will know that I have made a meaningful contribution to my country. This is my dream," concluded Kuldeep.

Kuldeep will return to action for the five-match ODIs against Australia as India aim to get their final bit of practice before the upcoming 2019 World Cup starting May 30.

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