IPL 2022: Would be happy if Yuzvendra Chahal wins purple cap, says Kuldeep Yadav

By H.JanGra April  29, 2022

Together, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are fondly called `KulCha` in the Indian cricket circle

Both are good friends and have had a similar fate recently as they lost their respective places in the Indian white-ball team.

But now 'KulCha' is back in form in IPL 2022. They are the two most successful bowlers in the event

Friends off the field, Yadav and Chahal are in a tight fight for the Purple Cap, currently being held by Chahal, who has 18 wickets from eight matches.

On Thursday, Yadav moved up to the second spot in the leading bowlers' list with a 4/14 haul against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium.

He now has 17 wickets at a strike rate of 10.47 as compared to 10.65 of Chahal

Yadav said there is no competition or rivalry with Chahal, He has encouraged me a lot. He has been like a big brother and stood by me during my bad times

In my heart, I want him to go and win the Purple Cap because he has been bowling exceptionally over the past four years," said Yadav.

He said the period when he was struggling to get wickets has made him mentally strong.

"When you fail in life, you get to know where you went wrong. When you manage to figure that out, it makes you mentally strong and you are no longer afraid of failure."