Shoaib Akhtar is not impressed with the new RCB captain


In Indian cricket, there are as many failure stories as there are successes. Apart from Virender Sehwag, Karun Nair is the only other Indian hitter to have hit a triple tonne in Test cricket, although few people have heard of him since his heroics. There are other such stories, and Siddharth Kaul's is one among them. The eight-arm pacer was called up to the national squad for the first time in 2018. However, he was dropped after only three T20 internationals and as many one-day internationals until February 2019.

Kaul, who is now 31 years old, recently spoke with Sports Yaari and stated that the Indian Premier League's spotlight and limited broadcast coverage of local cricket in India has resulted in countless achievements going unappreciated, including his own.

Kaul stated that domestic cricket should be the criterion because some players who are unable to participate in the IPL have had exceptional domestic results. These ones are not part of any tour. He added that he is currently quarantining; otherwise, he would be competing in the Ranji Trophy.

He remarked that if people look at his stats from last year, he played five games and took 28 wickets, including three five-wicket hauls and a hat-trick. He got two five-wicket hauls, one on a green top, on a turning track. Despite this, no one seemed to notice. He didn't even make it into India A. Kaul, who was just signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 auction, told the media.

Nevertheless, Kaul, who featured with Virat Kohli at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup, understands that he must play effectively regardless of the result. The man has been injured numerous times, but he refuses to quit.

He commented that it is his responsibility to perform. If he does that, he will know deep down that he has done a good job. It is up to the selector to decide whether or not to choose him. He explained that he will be content knowing that he completed his task. He said that it is stupidity for him to not do his job correctly and then criticise. He added that he will continue to perform because he was selected for the Indian squad solely on the basis of his ability.