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Kuldeep ready for longest version of the game, says Sachin Tendulkar

MUMBAI: Kuldeep Yadav's recent exploits for India against England in the limited-overs series have come in for praise from Sachin Tendulkar, who believes that the 23-year-old is ready to compete in Test cricket. "I have always maintained that he’s ready for the longest version of the game and that will be the most challenging one. I think he’s ready," Tendulkar told Reuters in an interview. Yadav, the left-arm wrist spinner, picked up nine wickets in the three-match one-day international series and five from two matches…

Smith hits ton, Kuldeep shines in Dharamsala Test

DHARAMSALA: Steve Smith became the first Australian skipper to score three centuries in a series in India before debutant Kuldeep Yadav pegged back the tourists in the fourth Test on Saturday. Smith smashed 14 fours in his scintillating 111-run knock to take Australia to 208-6 at tea on the opening day of the series-deciding finale at Dharamsala. The 27-year-old also became only the second visiting captain to hit three hundreds in a series in India after England's Alastair Cook. Smith's dismissal shortly before tea…