"I have not seen much of Kuldeep. If he is getting so many wickets, he must be having control over the ball, that's the main thing. When does a bowler become successful - first (because of) his accuracy.
He has a particular loop and without giving loop nothing happens," the 78-year-old Shivalkar told PTI.
In the first ODI game at Nottingham, Kuldeep returned with figures of 6/25, his first-five wicket haul.
"The leg-spin which he (Kuldeep) bowls, he does not turn much, but he just uses his fingers over the ball and releases it. Since he has accuracy, nobody must be taking chances against him," added Shivalkar considered among the foremost left-arm bowlers in his playing days.
To prove his point, Shivlkar - who has played only unofficial "Tests" for the country - cited the example of
English skipper Eoin Morgan, who was one of Kuldeep's victim in the second ODI at Lords. He was caught in the deep after hitting a full-toss.
They are accurate, have loop and everyone gets foxed by their loop," noted Shivalkar.
"But you have to wait and see, how they develop themselves. If people like Chahal increase their turn, it will benefit them," he added.
Leg-spinners were pretty successful in the last Indian Premier League season with rookie Mayank Markande, who played for Mumbai Indians, also among the wicket-takers.
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