India and Delhi Capitals left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav shared an interesting anecdote during his time with the Mumbai Indians in 2012 which involved the legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar. Despite not getting a chance to feature for the franchise in the fifth edition, Kuldeep shared the dressing room with numerous top-draw cricketers.
“It was during that season only (IPL 2012) that I had broken into India’s U19 team. I was 17 years old. We had a series in Australia and I didn’t have a great experience. Paaji (Sachin Tendulkar) wanted an early net session and I bowled to him for the first time for about an hour. I did dismiss him too,” Kuldeep told on the ‘Breakfast with Champions’ show.
‘Such things will happen in future too and not to get disheartened’ – Kuldeep Yadav reflects on Tendulkar’s advice
“I was very young so I opened up about my experience in the Australia series and how I bowled. Paaji made me understand that such things will happen in future too and not to get disheartened. He also told me about how to keep myself away from IPL’s lifestyle and keep a check on what I eat, sleep on time, etc,” he added.