Kuldeep owes it to Warne

Lots of chatter on social media as well regarding the 22-year-old.

When asked about the wicket at Dharamsala, Kuldeep said, "The wicket was good to bat on, the ball was not turning much".

With the series tied 1-1, Australia only needs a draw in Dharamsala to hold onto the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Shane Warne played an unwitting role in Australia's day one collapse. "It's fun to learn it for him and then dismiss batsmen from his own country". He watched a lot of Shane Warne videos in order to flawless his techniques. When I met him, it was a dream come to true to meet and talk to my idol, learning from him. He added that Warne has promised to have another session with him in the near future.

"From childhood I have been told that spinner is someone who would take wickets even if he gets hit (Spinner woh hain jo maar bhi khaaye aur wickets bhi leta rahein)".


Australia's captain Steven Smith leaves ground after his dismissal for 111 by India's Ravichandran Ashwin during the first day of their fourth test cricket match in Dharmsala. When I started, my natural action was chinaman and I had no clue that this is called chinaman or there existed an art called chinaman.

Coach Darren Lehmann and captain Steve Smith were among many members of the touring party to highlight the importance of "batting big" in the fourth Test. "The next two (Handscomb and Maxwell) were satisfying as I got them exactly how I had visualised their dismissals", Kuldeep said.

Leg spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who handed Kuldeep the cap ahead of the match in the morning, captured 12 wickets in his first home Test - second overall, the teenager bowling India to an eight-wicket win over England at Mumbai in 1984. Don't know about Smith's sleeping problem but surely the Indian bowlers would be losing some sleep over getting him out early.

Matthew Wade made 57 down the order to help Australia reach 300 before the tourists folded leaving India to bat the final over of the day, a maiden one from Josh Hazlewood. With R Ashwin having bowled more than 700 overs and Ravindra Jadeja carrying the load of taking all the wickets by himself, Kumble suggested that a bowler like Kuldeep could make a difference.

"From 140 for one, obviously you have to push on a bit after lunch but credit to the Indians - they bowled really well through the middle session". "He bowled a lot of different deliveries he bowled a lot of leg-spinners with the scrambled seam, his wrong'un was scrambled seam as well", he said.

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