Kuldep Yadav and Chahal are pillars of our attack: Virat Kohli

Vastavam web: Not overtly worried about Kuldep Yadav’s lack of form during the IPL, skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday said the Chinaman bowler and Yuzvendra Chahal are “pillars” of India’s bowling attack, going into the World Cup.

Kuldeep was dropped from the Kolkata Knight Riders team during last month’s Indian Premier League (IPL) because of poor form but Kohli felt it was a good reality check for the 24-year-old.

“In hindsight, if you look at it, someone like Kuldeep who has had so much success, it is important to see a period where things don’t go your way. We are glad that it happened in the IPL rather than during the World Cup,” Kohli said, firmly backing the spinner.

“So he had time to reflect and correct things and come into World Cup even stronger. We know the kind of skill set he possesses alongside (Yuzvendra) Chahal. They are two pillars of our bowling line up,” Kohli said at the World Cup pre-departure press conference here.