Coming into the squad as Ravindra Jadeja’s concussion substitute for the primary T20I towards Australia, Yuzvendra Chahal delivered a match-winning efficiency on Friday. The leg-spinner registered three scalps together with prized wickets of Aaron Finch and Steve Smith to derail Australia’s run-chase. Chahal, who etched 3/25 in his 4 overs, was additionally adjudged Man of the Match for his spectacular bowling present.
Chahal was slotted into the squad after Jadeja endured a blow on his helmet throughout his 23-ball 44 onslaught. The left-hander was struck off Mitchell Starc’s quick ball in the primary innings and the group administration determined to deliver in Chahal for him.
Following his match-winning exploits with the ball, Chahal himself was the visitor on his fashionable present ‘Chahal TV’. He was interviewed by Mayank Agarwal in the clip launched by the BCCI. Both the gamers recapped India’s 11-run victory towards the hosts.
🎤 INTERVIEW 🎤: Mayank performs host on Chahal 📺
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Chahal mentioned that it was a tremendous feeling to place up a powerful present. “We played T20 cricket for over two months in the IPL. I had played 14-15 matches in the tournament and was ready to bowl my four overs. It was easier than ODIs where I had to bowl 10 overs,” Chahal informed Mayank.
The leg-spinner additionally mentioned that he had noticed Adam Zampa’s bowling ways in the ODI collection. Instead of giving flight to the batsmen, Chahal mentioned that his plan was to bowl dot balls. “I made sure that I don’t repeat the mistakes which I committed in ODI series. I aimed to flight the ball and take wickets in the ODIs. But in T20Is, I tried to bowl dot balls so that they step out and take chances against me,” he additional mentioned.
“I had seen videos to realize that no one was strong on the off side. The boundary at the off side was long and I tried to pitch it there instead of bowling at the wickets,” Chahal concluded.
Batting first, India had been jolted with an early blow after Shikhar Dhawan was despatched again in the third over. Skipper Virat Kohli was additionally proven the exit door on 9. KL Rahul, nonetheless, caught in the center and hit a vital half-century to maintain the scoreboard ticking earlier than Jadeja’s carnage.
In response, Australia had been restricted to 150 by Chahal and T Natarajan. Chahal and Natarajan scalped three wickets every to dent Australia’s run-flow. After beginning the T20I affair on a optimistic observe in Canberra, India will head again to Sydney for the second match on Sunday.