IPL 2020: Yuzvendra Chahal runs into the dressing room to save himself after Washington Sundar hits a six
In the match, Chahal got the important wicket of MS Dhoni.
Updated - Oct 11, 2020 9:45 am
Yuzvendra Chahal is someone, who prefers to torment batsmen with his guile and trajectory. On the back of his spin-bowling prowess, not only has he tasted success for Team India, but also for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, in RCB’s previous match against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the 30-year-old Chahal himself got frightened.
It happened during the 13th over of the Challengers’ innings. RCB weren’t quite firing on all cylinders, having scored only 69 runs in their first 12 overs at a run-rate of 5.75. The team needed a batsman to press the accelerator. And it was Washington Sundar, who took the onus upon himself. The left-handed batter smashed Karn Sharma down the ground for a humongous six.
The ball was pitched outside the off-stump and Sundar got stuck into it, clearing the ropes over long-on with utmost ease. In the meantime, seeing the ball coming, Chahal got frightened. Taking an evasive action, he panicked and started running inside the dressing room.
Here’s the video:
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Yuzvendra Chahal shining
Chahal has had a decent tournament thus far. In six matches thus far, the tweaker has nine wickets to show for his efforts. He also had a couple of three-wicket hauls against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR). The leg-spinner has bowled at a decent economy rate of 7.78. In the previous game against the Super Kings, he gave away 35 runs in his four overs.
But he also got rid of MS Dhoni, the CSK skipper, at a crucial stage in the 16th over when the latter could have taken the Yellow Army through. In his spell, Chahal gave away three fours and a six with six dot balls. Chahal will now look to carry over his good form in the upcoming matches for RCB as well.
As far as Saturday’s match was concerned, Virat Kohli became the Player of the Match for scoring 90* runs off 52 balls with the help of four fours and as many sixes. He came to bat in the third over after Deepak Chahar got rid of Aaron Finch. While defending 169, RCB restricted CSK to 132 for eight, winning by 37 runs.