Kuldeep Yadav met his bowling idol Shane Warne after Kolkata Knight Riders’ thumping six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday (May 15).
Kuldeep, who claimed 4 for 20 in his 4 overs to lead the foundation for KKR’s comprehensive victory, has often termed Warne as his role model while growing up.
Interestingly, Kuldeep's jersey number is same as that of Warne in his playing days and the duo took a snap with No.23 on the back.
The official Twitter page of Indian Premier League posted the pictures of Kuldeep and Warne after the match and captioned it as: “How's that for a frame? The master and disciple share a light moment post game #VIVOIPL #KKRvRR”.
Shane Warne is widely deemed as one of the greatest spinners to have played the game. He has bagged 708 Test and 293 ODI wickets in a career that included several iconic moments.
In October 2017, Warner has praised Kuldeep, stating that the 23-year-old can challenge Pakistan's Yasir Shah as the best leg-spinner in the world.
"If young Kuldeep remains patient when he's bowling in all forms then he could challenge Yasir as the best leg- spinner in the world and quickly," Warne had tweeted.
If young Kuldeep remains patient when he’s bowling in all forms then he could challenge Yasir as the best leg spinner in the world & quickly— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) October 1, 2017