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Kuldeep's control can be assessed by long spells: Bedi

New Delhi: Legendary left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi is impressed with wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's recent performances but would like to check out his control and variation over long spells in Test match cricket.
"Look, it's not easy to figure out whether Kuldeep has control watching him bowl four overs in T20 or 10 overs in ODIs. Let him bowl 30-40 overs in an innings, we can then figure. In India, we jump to conclusion very easily just after one hat-trick. So let's not rush. Give him time to settle down and for us to assess him logically," Bedi replied to a query from PTI during a promotional event at the Australian High Commission.
The former India captain, who has more than 260 Test wickets rated Gary Sobers as the best chinaman bowler to have ever played the game.
"You know who was the best exponent of chinaman bowling. Sir Garfield Sobers. He used to bowl very effective left-arm wrist spin. He used to bowl with deep midwicket, deep square leg and deep mid-on. It was all about control. Then eventually, he started bowling orthodox," Bedi said.
For him consistency comes with planning and strategy and not just by taking wickets irrespective of the quality of the delivery. He hoped that Kuldeep, who has played two Test matches so far, survives the rigours of international cricket.
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