3) Dreamed of being a fast bowler
Kuldeep grew up idolizing Wasim Akram as he dreamed of representing India as a left arm pacer.
But his coach persuaded him to switch as he felt that there were already too many pacers in the set up. There was a place for an unorthodox spinner and he believed that Kuldeep could fill that void.
While admitting that he found it very tough in the beginning, Kuldeep realized that he had a gift for bowling spin and then eventually focused all his energy into becoming a spin bowler.