Ram Singh Yadav, the father of India bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who bagged a hat-trick in the under-19 World Cup in Dubai yesterday, says the importance of his son's performance cannot be underplayed just because it came against a lesser team like Scotland.
India's chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav celebrates his hat-trick against Scotland yesterday. Pic/ICC
Speaking from Kanpur, Yadav Sr said, "Kuldeep claimed three wickets off consecutive deliveries against Scotland, but his performance can not be underestimated. The competitive levels of under-19 boys are almost same for all teams and hence the importance of his hat-trick remains same.
"We are all very happy with his performance. He has been performing well at domestic level and takes wickets consistently." Chinaman bowler Kuldeep sent back Scotland batsmen Nick Farrar and Kyle Stirling off the last two balls in 19th over while Alex Baum was clean bowled in the first of the bowler's next over after the 20th over was bowled by Aamir Gani.
Ram Singh is a brick manufacturer, who does not want his son to join the family business. "He showed interest in the game at the age of 10. He has three sisters and always wanted to be a cricketer. Our sports-loving family has encouraging him all the way.