Twitter reactions on Chahal’s career best ODI figures: Twitter was elated at the sight of the Indian leg-spinner’s splendid spell.
During the third match of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Melbourne, India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal registered his career-best bowling figures of 10-0-42-6. In which is his second five-wicket haul in the last calendar year, Chahal now has both his five-wicket hauls outside of Asia, which is rare for a spinner.
The 28-year old cricketer last played an ODI against West Indies at Pune in October last year. After being benched for several matches across formats, Chahal stood tall on his potential in his comeback match.
Replacing chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI, Chahal created immediate impact after being introduced into the attack as the sixth bowler. After India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent back the Australian opening batsmen, Chahal dented the opposition by picking up two wickets in his second over.
After a wide delivery saw the end of Shaun Marsh (39), Chahal deceived Usman Khawaja (34) a couple of deliveries later as the southpaw ended up looping the ball back to the bowler. In the same spell, Chahal also sent back Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (10) as the hosts were reduced to 123-5.
Bowling during the death overs, Chahal ensured that Australia’s lower-order doesn’t gain any advantage as he picked up three wickets in as many overs to continually put the opposition on the back-foot.
Towards the end, Chahal dismissed Jhye Richardson (16), Peter Handscomb (58) and Adam Zampa (8) to achieve the milestone as Australia ended up scoring 230-10 in 48.4 overs. Chahal also equaled the record of former India pacer Ajit Agarkar for best bowling figures by a bowler at Melbourne.
Chahal’ spell saw him receiving plentiful approbations on social media platform Twitter. Read some of those tweets below:
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) January 18, 2019
Wah ji @yuzi_chahal , Chahalka macha rakha hai . 6 wicket , Shaabash
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 18, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 18, 2019
Yuzvendra Chahal 6-42 in the 3rd ODI v Australia at @MCG:
– Equal best figures by a bowler in ODI’s in Australia; @imAagarkar (India) also took 6-42 against Australia at MCG in 2004
– First spinner to take 6 wickets in an ODI in Australia#AUSvIND 🇮🇳
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) January 18, 2019
Excellent spell from Chahal. Has pulled the game India’s way. Took wickets at the top, bowled deep into the innings, did everything asked of him today.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 18, 2019
YChahal’s 6 wkts is the 13th case in ODIs of a bowler snaring 6 or more wkts coming on as the 6th bowler. The 3rd Indian (Kumble 6-12, MKartik 6-27). MJohnson (6-31) the only Aussie. Best is Shahid Afridi’s amazing 7-12, Pak v WI in 2013.
— Ric Finlay (@RicFinlay) January 18, 2019
Great effort from the Indian bowlers to bowl out Australia for 230. @yuzi_chahal was outstanding to pick up 6 wickets. Now for our batsman to chase this and win the one day series as well.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 18, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 18, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2019
so is chahal going to interview himself on chahal TV tonight? #AUSvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 18, 2019
He ain’t done yet! @yuzi_chahal has 6 wickets! He’s helped himself to his career best ODI figures ❤🔥🔥
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) January 18, 2019
The first spinner to a take a 6-wicket haul in ODI cricket:
In England – 6/25 by Kuldeep Yadav in Nottingham, 2018
In Australia – 6/42 by Yuzvendra Chahal in Melbourne, 2019#AUSvIND
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 18, 2019
Chahal telling the team management you just cant drop me!! Very good spell this and some good catching from Rohit.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 18, 2019
Virat Kohli last said “You need to score a hundred or take a five-for atleast to feature on Chahal TV.”
Well, Chahal’s doing all he can to get himself there. #AUSvIND
— Manya (@CSKian716) January 18, 2019
— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) January 18, 2019
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) January 18, 2019
— Twelfth Man (@IamTwelfthman) January 18, 2019
— Come On India 🙏🇮🇳 (@madam_jadeja) January 18, 2019
— Shriniwas Tripathi (@shriniwast1) January 18, 2019