August 10, Kandy (Sri Lanka) - Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav on Wednesday said he hopes his hard work would be rewarded with a place in the Indian team for their third Test against Sri Lanka.
Kuldeep is competing with Axar Patel who has been flown in after Ravindra Jadeja was suspended.
"Obviously there is excitement. I was excited to play my debut Test as well. So if I get a chance to play in Sri Lanka, I will be very happy because this will be a result of my hard work. While I am excited, I am also nervous because I want to perform," Kuldeep said after India's training session here in Pallekele.
"You cannot walk into the team so easily, and you have to wait; that's the rule of cricket," he said.
"It is good that I have worked with them (R. Ashwin) and (Jadeja), and I have been in the team with them for last six-seven months. So I have got to learn a lot from them, especially playing Test cricket with them. You gain experience like this and it helps in the future. I try to stay with them mostly and keep talking to them; they help me a lot," Kuldeep said.
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