IND v AUS: Yuzvendra Chahal makes Glenn Maxwell his bunny

He has dismissed Maxwell three times in as many matches in the series thus far.

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli celebrates with Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian leggie Yuzvendra Chahal seems to have made Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell his bunny in the ongoing ODI series between India and Australia. He has dismissed Maxwell three times in as many matches in the series thus far. Needless to say, he has the upper hand when it comes to the face off between the two players.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently shared a video of the name and had the perfect words to describe this face off. They called the video as “Chahal 3 – Maxwell 0”. Over the years, the weaknesses of hard hitting Glenn Maxwell against the leg spinners has been on display again and again. The oppositions have exploited this to the fullest extent.


In the ongoing series, Yuzvendra Chahal, ably guided by MS Dhoni from behind the stumps, has managed to do the same as well. In the first ODI at Chennai, Chahal kept on bowling full deliveries to Maxwell. The Aussie batsman hit a couple of big shots and capitalized big time. It was just then that MS Dhoni chirped, “Arre baahar daal, itna aage nahi (Bowl outside the off-stump and not this full).”

Chahal did exactly that and Maxwell ended up committing to the shot early and holed on to the long on fielder. In the Kolkata ODI, Maxwell was again looking like a threatening prospect. This time around, Dhoni again continued to chirp his words of advise to Yuzvendra Chahal. The leggie persisted with leg stump line and Maxwell ended up missing one altogether and Dhoni completed the rest by stumping him.

Finally, in the Indore ODI, Dhoni again advised Chahal to bowl wide outside the off stump. Maxwell was tempted to go big and ended up dancing down the track but only to miss the ball shaping away from him. Yet again, Dhoni completed the stumping and was seen sharing a big laugh with Virat Kohli.

Watch the video here: