India is on the Ireland and England tour looking to give some of the best performers in domestic cricket a chance to prove themselves in international cricket as well.
One of those players was Punjab’s Siddharth Kaul. Incidentally, Siddharth Kaul was a part of India’s 2008 U19 World Cup winning squad, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Kaul was touted as one of the brightest fast bowling talents in India at that time. However, injuries and form prolonged his wait for an India team berth.
But the resilient quick bowler kept moving ahead with the focus on making his dream of playing for India come true. Siddharth Kaul’s journey to Team India contention started off with some brilliant performances for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous two IPL editions.
Kaul took up the mantle of the strike bowler in absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in some games of the recent edition of IPL 2018 and won matches for his team and saw them reach the finals of the tournament as well.
His consistent performances in IPL and domestic tournaments led him to be rewarded with an India call-up to the Nidahas Trophy tri-series in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, he didn’t get a chance to play there, but Kaul finally realized his dream of being called an India player, as he made his T20I debut against Ireland in the second T20I at Malahide.
Kaul capped off a wonderful journey with a wicket on his debut.
His senior Bhuvneshwar Kumar quizzed him about becoming an India player and much more in this video posted by BCCI.
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