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Indian T20 League 2022: Kuldeep Yadav wants this player to win the Purple Cap

By Daniel S

April 29, 2022

Kuldeep Yadav has been in superb form in the Indian T20 league 2022. After not getting too many opportunities to play in the last few editions during his time with Kolkata, he has been picking wickets for fun this time around. While Delhi have won four games so far in this edition, Kuldeep has won the player of the match award in all four games.

He has already taken 17 wickets in eight games at an average of 14.61. Only Yuzvendra Chahal had picked more wickets than him in this edition as of now. The 31-year-old has taken 18 wickets in his first eight matches of the 2022 edition. Thus, both are in the race to win the Purple Cap this season.

It is to be noted that they share a great bond. The duo are called "Kulcha" by the fans. Thus, Kuldeep had some kind words for Chahal after winning the game for Delhi on Thursday. While collecting the player of the match award, the 27-year-old was asked about having a competition with him. To which, Yadav stated that he considers Chahal a "big brother".

“There has never been competition with him (Chahal). He has encouraged me a lot. He has been like a big brother and stood by me during my bad times. In my heart, I want him to go and win the Purple Cap because he has been bowling exceptionally over the past four years," said Kuldeep Yadav.

Another important point to be noted is that Kuldeep has been in and out of the Indian side due to his poor form. He wasn't selected for the 20-20 World Cup 2021 as well. Thus, he drew light on how he has worked on his bowling, and has now become mentally stronger.

“I might have become a better bowler, but I am mentally stronger than before. When you fail in life you pick what you can improve on and that is something I had to improve on. I don’t get scared of failing now,” he added. Thus, it will be exciting to see how many more wickets Kuldeep ends up getting in this edition. Delhi fans would certainly want him to continue his good form.