Kuldeep Yadav reveals his attempt to suicide at 13

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Kuldeep Yadav reveals his attempt to suicide at 13

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Nov 2017

Kanpur, Nov 13 (IBNS): Indian spin-bowler Kuldeep Yadav has revealed that he had once attempted to commit suicide at an age of 13 for not getting selected in an Under-15 Uttar Pradesh team, media reports said.

Kuldeep, who is now 22, was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times: "I had worked hard for my selection, but when I was not picked, I mentioned suicide in frustration. It happens to everyone in the heat of the moment."

"I was a meritorious student in school and wanted to play cricket just for fun. I never thought of making it my vocation. In fact, my father wanted me to play cricket and took me to the coach" he was quoted as saying to the newspaper.

Kuldeep even said initially he wanted to be a pace bowler but turned out to be a spin bowler after being forced by his coach.

"I always wanted to become a seam bowler, but my coach forced me to become a spinner. When I bowled a few balls (Chinaman), I was asked to make it a habit. Otherwise, I didn’t know I was bowling something different" the Indian spinner said.

After changing the bowling form, Kuldeep, who had earlier idolised former Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram, started to follow former Australian spinner Shane Warne.

"I keep watching videos of Warne. His grip of the ball, length of deliveries and use of the crease are unbeatable. I try to learn from the footage" he added.

Kuldeep made his debut in all formats of cricket for the India in 2017.

Kuldeep Yadav reveals his attempt to suicide at 13

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