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Monday, Sep 16, 2019

‘Piechucker’ Yuvraj Singh compares Kedar Jadhav’s bowling with ‘malai kofta’

Despite being away from the Indian cricket team, Yuvraj Singh rarely misses out on having some fun with his peers. This time, Kedar Jadhav was his target

india-vs-australia-2017 Updated: Sep 30, 2017 20:05 IST
Devarchit Varma
Devarchit Varma
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Yuvraj Singh quipped in on Kedar Jadhav’s bowling in Rohit Sharma’s Instagram post.
Yuvraj Singh quipped in on Kedar Jadhav’s bowling in Rohit Sharma’s Instagram post.(Instagram/Rohit Sharma)

Kedar Jadhav might have played a very crucial role over the last one year or so in India’s many ODI wins as an additional spin bowler, but he might have never thought Yuvraj Singh would describe his bowling in a way that it would leave the world in splits.

‘Piechucker’ was the term coined by Kevin Pietersen for India’s Yuvraj Singh on his spin bowling, which never looked threatening but still garnered him a lot of wickets.

That Yuvraj would one day forward the term to one of his teammates and still add a hilarious tone to it was totally unexpected.

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Heading towards Nagpur to take on Australia in the final ODI of their ongoing series, Rohit Sharma posted a photograph on Instagram with Indian spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, with Jadhav also being in the frame.

While captioning, Rohit decided to pull Jadhav’s leg by saying, “In the company of two wrist spinners @yuzi_chahal, @imkuldeep18 and @JadhavKedar, I’m not sure even he knows what he bowls.”

While Indian cricketers would have proceeded to their flight, it was a comment from Yuvraj that left many in splits.

To Rohit’s question on exactly what type of bowler Jadhav is, Yuvraj commented, “Hahahaahaahahaha true that ! He throws malai koftas like pies.” (sic)

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The fans thoroughly enjoyed Yuvraj’s banter on social media, as the post got flooded with a lot of comments tagging the discarded all-rounder on the thread.

Meanwhile, India will take on Australia in the fifth and final ODI at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Ground in Nagpur on Sunday. The two teams will also play a three-match T20I series post the ODIs.

First Published: Sep 30, 2017 17:06 IST