I was hurt when UP didn't select me for Ranji Trophy: Kuldeep Yadav

Kanpur: He was heartbroken when Uttar Pradesh team management did not find him fit to be considered for playing XI in Ranji Trophy but after his maiden entry into the national ODI squad, rookie chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav wants to move on from that bitter episode of last season.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav 

"Today is the day when my parents have been rewarded for the amount of sacrifices they made to make me a cricketer. I was disheartened and completely broken when UP management didn't find me good enough to play Ranji Trophy.

My parents and childhood coach consoled me a lot at that time. I started working harder and today, I am in the Indian team," Yadav told PTI over phone from Bangalore ahead of CLT20 final.

Yadav's father Ram Singh is an owner of a brick kiln and they live in a rented apartment having shifted from their native village in Unnao so that his talented son could pursue his dreams.

"Kuldeep's talent came to light when I admitted him to a coaching camp. I decided to shift from Unnao to Kanpur, where there are better facilities. Today me and my wife's sacrifices have bore fruit," he said.

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