9 Interesting facts about Kuldeep Yadav- India’s first Chinaman bowler

Born on December 14, 1994, in a small village in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, Kuldeep Yadav is the first ever chinaman bowler to play for India, the style of bowling which is the rarest of rare in the game of cricket.

Kuldeep made the headlines after his heroics in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2014 where he picked up a hat-trick and represented his zonal team, Central Zone before making his debut for his state side (U.P.).


Here are some of the facts that every cricket fan must know about Kuldeep Yadav:

1.) Humble background


Son of a brick kiln owner, Kuldeep’s family shifted from their native village in Unnao to Kanpur when he was fairly young so that his dream to become a cricketer could one day be realised.

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2.) Started career as a fast bowler


Kuldeep wanted to bowl fast like his idol Wasim Akram. But when he met his coach Kapil Pandey in Kanpur, he was advised to become a spinner rather than a pacer due to his physique. The first ball that he bowled was a Chinaman and the coach asked him to build upon it that became his major forte later.

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