IPL 2022: Mohammad Kaif lashes out at KKR’s treatment of Indian spinner

Having not played a single match during IPL 2021, Kuldeep Yadav was released by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after their campaign ended with a loss to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final. The spinner was purchased by Delhi Capitals (DC) during the IPL mega auction for Rs 2 crore and from that point forward he has taken IPL 2022 by storm. The Indian spinner got the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his splendid performance in the victory against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Match 2, at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif adulated Kuldeep’s performance against Mumbai and furthermore criticised KKR for their treatment of the bowler.

While talking with Sportskeeda, he said, “Kuldeep Yadav is a proven match-winner. But he is someone who also needs to be managed well. He is a bit emotional and feels low if he isn’t given the bowling or is dropped from the team.”

“The way he was treated at KKR when Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan were the captains, he used to be made to sit at home and not even in the squad. When you behave like this, any match-winner feels the pressure”, he further added.