Daniel Vettori credits Virat Kohli for Chahal’s success

"Chahal is a very talented, skilful and accurate bowler."

Daniel Vettori of New Zealand
Daniel Vettori of New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

The former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has lavished praises on the Indian leggie Yuzvendra Chahal for his exceptional performances in the limited overs format. He is currently in Switzerland playing in the ongoing St. Moritz Ice Cricket. Vettori is also the coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and knows the skills of the youngster. However, he has credited the Indian captain Virat Kohli for the success of Chahal so far in his career.

Kohli is the captain of RCB and had led Chahal before he made his international debut. Also, a brilliant display of bowling in IPL has earned him the place in the national side. Chahal is currently in South Africa and has wreaked havoc in the camp of the home side in the ongoing ODI series. He has already scalped 11 wickets in the three matches with a career-best five-wicket haul and is looking good for more.


Vettori loves watching Chahal bowl

Daniel Vettori believed that bowling on the flat decks in Chinnaswamy Stadium during the IPL has worked in his favour. He also attributed his success to Kohli as he used to encourage him to toss the ball up fearlessly even during the closely contested matches. “Yuzi is a brave bowler and it’s not easy when you are playing a lot of IPL matches at a small ground like the Chinnaswamy, which is conducive to batting,” he told PTI.

“He is still prepared to attack the batsmen and this is a mindset that Virat has instilled in him while leading him at the RCB and now India. Surely, it’s paying dividends as we can see,” Vettori added. One of the best left-arm spinners in the world also denied the fact that current generation of batsmen are failing to pick the wrist-spinners and suggested to hail the skills of the bowlers instead.

“Some batsmen do and some don’t. For me, I sit back and enjoy whenever a leg-spinner or for that matter, any spin bowler does well and appreciate their skill level.Chahal is a very talented, skilful and accurate bowler. That package is tough to deal with as a batsman in any condition. I am so happy for Yuzi that he is not only performing in India but outside the sub-continent as well,” Vettori concluded.

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