Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal rubbishes MS Dhoni’s retirement rumours and talks about his experience on the England tour.
India had a tough limited overs leg for the England series and lost the ODI series 2-1. Talking about his experience, leggie Yuzi Chahal said, “In the two ODIs that we lost, English batsmen Root and Morgan played well. In the final match, Kuldeep and I realised that they weren’t going to do too much because they weren’t under pressure.
“Before I went out to bat, everyone was poking fun at me in the dressing room. They were teasing me, and saying things like, ‘wear a chest guard’. Before that, I’d never scored a boundary. And then I did it at Lord’s and that too a straight drive, so I was quite happy and everyone in the dressing room was also laughing. That’s why I raised my bat.”
When asked about Dhoni’s slow innings at Lord’s and MSD’s retirement, Chahal had his own reasoning.
“In the Lord’s ODI, most of the batsmen had already gotten out. And if Mahi bhai hadn’t scored 45, we would have got all out before only. When you don’t have batsmen, Mahi bhai can’t do much because he’s not getting support from the other end. In the third ODI, he only took the ball to show the coach. It’s not like he’s going to retire,” the leg spinner said.
The RCB spinner also has hopes of making it to the Test side. “Playing Test cricket is a dream. If the selectors give me a chance I would definitely love to play. I’m waiting for my call,” Chahal concluded.