Dharamsala: Young chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who made a memorable debut with a four-wicket haul in the four and final cricket Test against Australia on Saturday received lavish praise from former cricketers for his impressive display.
The 22-year-old Yadav, who was handed the India Test cap, registered figures of 4/68 and played a big part in bowling Australia out for 300 on Day 1.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar led the way in praising Kuldeep for the variations he bowled.
"I am impressed with @imkuldeep18's variations and the way he has started. Keep going strong, this can be your match to shine," Tendulkar tweeted.
I am impressed with @imkuldeep18's variations and the way he has started. Keep going strong, this can be your match to shine.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 25, 2017
India batsman Rohit Sharma, who was not considered for the Australia series as he was recovering from a thigh surgery, termed Kuldeep "mystery" spinner. "New mystery guy in the house @imkuldeep18 #Magical," Rohit tweeted.
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh tweeted: "Welldone @imkuldeep18 for making a dream debut..Magical bowling??????may god be with you.. God bless..Keep shining."
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 25, 2017
Another former India spinner Murali Kartik wrote on his Twitter handle: "Wonderful beginning for a debutant.. 2 very good wickets &the way he has bowled.. Way to go.. God bless #KuldeepYadav."
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke was also effusive in his praise of Kuldeep.
"This has been a magnificent spell of bowling from the young man Kuldeep.
This has been a magnificent spell of bowling from the young man Kuldeep
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 25, 2017