Kuldeep recreates ‘perfect’ delivery from 2019 WC

Lucknow, Oct 6 (Agency) India chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav recreated a famous delivery from ICC Men’s World Cup 2019 to dismiss Aiden Markram in the first ODI between India and South Africa here on Thursday.Kuldeep’s delivery to bowl Babar Azam at the World Cup 2019 had garnered a lot of attention. The left-arm wrist spinner turned one sharply back into the Pakistan batter and disturbed the stumps, leaving fans spellbound.

Three years since, in the first Super League ODI between India and South Africa, Kuldeep recreated the ‘perfect delivery’, cleaning Markram up with one that turned back into the batter significantly.Markram, who was yet to get off the mark, was on the front foot to defend, like Azam, but the ball sneaked past his bat to hit the stumps. South Africa were put in to bat after rain delayed the play. Reduced to a 45-overs-per-side match, the South Africa openers put on 49 for the first wicket before Shardul Thakur dismissed Janneman Malan and Temba Bavuma in successive overs. Kuldeep then went on to dismiss Markram with the beauty to leave South Africa at 71/3.