Chahal on Virat Kohli: The Indian leg-spinner was wax lyrical about captain Virat Kohlis spreading optimism in the team.
Gaining captain’s trust can turn out to be a vital factor in the career of a bowler for then the captain usually gives the bowler of his choice opportunities in tense situations. With the bowler standing high in these pressure situations, you don’t expect much as a captain.
Something similar has happened in the Indian team in the recent times when every time captain Virat Kohli handed the ball to leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, the latter proved as to why he is crucial to the Indian team in the limited-over formats.
While Kohli has often praised Chahal’s efforts with the ball in hand, Chahal has recently praised his captain in an interview with Hindustan Times before the all-important tour of Australia.
Claiming Kohli to be unbelievable, Chahal talked about the positivity which the Indian captain spreads in the team. Having played for Royal Challengers Bangalore before making his India debut, Chahal acknowledged the fact that it has helped him.
“He is just unbelievable. Even if we are defending 50 some day, he will give you 10 reasons why we should win the game. He spreads positivity not just on the field, but off it as well. Having known him from before breaking into the Indian team has definitely helped as he has seen me grow as a bowler in the last five or six years. He knows when the going is slightly rough for me and when I am at the top of my game,” Chahal was quoted.
In a sport like cricket, the notion of bowlers bowling pair disturbing the opposition batsmen is believed more of then than not. On being asked about the same with respect to Kuldeep Yadav, Chahal replied, “Just bowling in tandem is not enough to hunt as a unit.
“You need to share a good vibe with the person and we are good friends for a while now. We spend a lot of time together even off the field and that means that we understand each other. We keep talking even on the field and try and help each other with various ideas on how to trap batsmen.”
Chahal’s next international assignment is going to be the T20I series against Australia. Chahal was well-aware of the fact that there will be extra bounce on the Australian pitches, which he said he would look to exploit.
“I have played there before and known the length to bowl at. There will be bounce on the wicket and I will look to exploit that. The long boundaries will also help as that helps you induce the batsmen to play attacking shots,” he concluded.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Kohli below:
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) November 15, 2018
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) November 14, 2018
— Karan Dewan (@karan13dewan) November 12, 2018
— The Field (@thefield_in) November 15, 2018