Chris Gayle trolls Yuzvendra Chahal for posting his workout video on social media
Chahal is sweating it out ahead of the T20I series.
Updated - Nov 20, 2018 9:04 pm
The Indian cricket team have landed in Australia to play what promises to be a cracker of a series, including three T20Is, three ODIs, and four tests. Ahead of it, the players are hitting the gym and working out intensely to stay right on top of the game.
The fitness level has been of an utmost concern these days, especially for the Indian team. The yo-yo test which is conducted prior to each and every series in order to determine their aerobic endurance. A player failing it is subject to not being selected in the squad either. Virat Kohli, the captain, leads from the front in this aspect as well.
Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spinner who has been selected in the T20 squad down under, posted a video of him on Instagram, sweating it out in a gym in Brisbane and captioned it as, “Trying to UP the game down under #stayahead #indiavsaus. The video received receptions instantly from his fans with few of them asking him to devour some protein powder.
The prominent of the comments was made by the Jamaican and the Windies batsman Chris Gayle, who also trolled him by commenting, “Lord, help me”.
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Chahal included in the 12-man squad
Earlier in the day, BCCI announced the 12-man squad for the T20I series against Australia, the first of which starts in Brisbane on Wednesday. The 28-year-old leg spinner was also included in the squad. Along with Chahal, the Virat Kohli-led team also includes Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya, who made his debut in the 3rd T20 international against the Windies for the spin department.
It will be interesting to see if Chahal will be included in the playing XI as Krunal Pandya was also preferred over him during the Windies series. The Haryana-born spin bowler has represented India in 27 T20 internationals, picking up 44 scalps. His best bowling figures of 6-25 in the shortest format came against England in January 2017.