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Kuldeep Yadav hails mentors MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli

by Athar Ansari Feb 02, 2018 • 18:00 PM

Durban, Feb 2 (CRICKETNMORE) - Left-arm wrist (chinaman) spinner Kuldeep Yadav has hailed the roles played by veteran wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and captain Virat Kohli in guiding youngsters like him.

"When you have two legends, Virat bhai and Mahi bhai-- one is leading the team and the other has led the team -- it is very helpful. As a spinner, Mahi bhai does 50 per cent of your work because he has played so much cricket, he is quick to read the batsmen," Kuldeep said at the post-match press conference on Thursday after he helped India defeat South Africa by six wickets in the first One-Day International.

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"We are youngsters and we don't have that much experience. That is why he (Dhoni) keeps telling me what to do in what situation. And the mindset comes from the captain. Virat bhai always tells us one extra wicket is more important than trying to save 10 runs. If your captain tells you that, then you start believing in yourself," he added.

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