England vs India: Yuzvendra Chahal takes a tumble; draws Neymar comparisons
Recently, Neymar was singled out by the Twitterati following his dive.
Updated - Jul 13, 2018 2:07 pm
For the Indian cricket team, inducting leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been one of the biggest success stories when it comes to the limited-overs’ format. With incumbent India skipper Virat Kohli preferring wrist spinners, Chahal along with his spin-twin Kuldeep Yadav have taken the cricketing world by storm. Before Kohli introduced the duo, the hosts England were on the ascendancy, something that was about to be disrupted by the duo.
Although it was Kuldeep who ended up taking the wickets with six England scalps to his name, it was Chahal who provided the perfect foil for his partner as they made batting hell for the Brits. Even Ben Stokes considered one of the better England batsmen struggled against the unpredictability of both Chahal and Kuldeep although the former was a lot easier to deal with.
While Chahal ended up with just the one wicket to his name, there was an incident which many certainly would not forget in Trent Bridge. As the 27-year old marshaled towards the stumps to field the ball off his own bowling, he took a rather convoluted and dramatic tumble. His facial expressions added fuel to the fire as well, something that saw him draw a rather unwanted comparison with Brazilian footballer Neymar.
Neymar’s dramatic tumble in the 2018 FIFA World Cup has seen the superstar become the subject of several trolls due to the high exaggeration involved in it as well. So, when Chahal took his tumble, there were trolls ready to pounce on the leggie as the Nottingham crowd also did it’s bit to rub it into the unfortunate cricketer.
However, despite all of this, the Indians secured a win rather comfortably with eight wickets in hand and a 1-0 lead in the series.
Here is what transpired
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