Since the arrival of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, veteran spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been sidelined in the ODI format. R Ashwin is no more part of the team while Ravindra Jadeja is India’s third choice specialist spinner.
When asked whether his and Chahal’s superlative performances have almost shut the door on R Ashwin, Kuldeep said: “No, no, not at all. We haven’t ousted anyone. It’s just that we have got the opportunities and we did well. They (Ashwin and Jadeja) have always been doing well for India. In Test matches, Ash (Ravichandran Ashwin) and Jaddu Bhai (Ravindra Jadeja) are still playing,” Kuldeep said on the eve of the second ODI.
He went on to praise his senior pros. “And we learn a lot from them. They have a lot of experience. When I am in the Test squad, I learn a lot from them. Whenever we got an opportunity, for me and Chahal, we have performed for the team and that helped the team to win, so happy about it,” he added.