Yuzvendra Chahal has been extremely consistent in white-ball cricket: Rohit Sharma

Yuzvendra Chahal has been extremely consistent in white-ball cricket: Rohit Sharma

Chahal played a key role in Rajkot by taking two key Bangladesh batsmen’s wickets at crucial moments to put brakes on their scoring.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

He is one of those players who is yet to represent India in Tests but has still made a good impact in international cricket. Yuzvendra Chahal was left out for a couple of series after the World Cup in England along with his partner Kuldeep Yadav but has made a remarkable comeback into the side after playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

The wrist spinner has taken three wickets in the two completed T20Is against Bangladesh and now needs just one wicket to complete 50 wickets as only the third Indian bowler after Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah. On Saturday, stand-in captain Rohit Sharma, who is known to share a rapport with Chahal, appreciated the leg-spinner for putting much thought into his game.

The returning Yuzvendra Chahal has once again proved his worth in the middle overs, India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma said on Saturday and lauded the leg-spinner’s ability to outthink batsmen. Chahal, who made his international debut in 2016, has played 50 ODIs and 33 T20Is and taken a total of 134 wickets. He has an impressive average of 26.42 in the ODIs and 20.89 in the T20Is.

“This is a very, very new unit. But Chahal, for the last two years, has been extremely consistent with how he has performed in white ball cricket. Even in the ODI format, he has done extremely well for us,” Rohit, who hit 85 in just 43 balls in the Rajkot T20I to level the series, said on the eve of the series decider in Nagpur.

“He bowled well in the IPL, and then his performance got recognised and he was picked for the Indian team in the ODI format. Since then, he’s been one of the important members of the squad, and he’s proved that in this series, how important he can be in the middle overs.”

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Chahal, who needs three wickets to catch Ashwin who has 52 scalps, has also done well in the Indian Premier League with 100 wickets in 84 games at an average of around 23. Chahal played a key role in Rajkot by taking two key Bangladesh batsmen’s wickets at crucial moments to put brakes on their scoring. The two batsmen he picked were Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim who played a brilliant knock in the first T20I to give the Tigers their first-ever win over India in the T20Is.

“He knows what he’s trying to do, and he exactly knows what the batsman is trying to do. He’s basically trying to stay ahead of the game, ahead of the batsman. That makes him a little more challenging for any batsman. He has understood that really well, and he’s got variation and skills,” Rohit added to accolade of Chahal.

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