Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has lauded Yuzvendra Chahal, saying that he is the only wrist-spinner since Anil Kumble who has performed consistently for the Indian cricket team.
Yuzvendra Chahal was missed a lot In the last T20 World Cup: Sanjay Bangar (AP Photo)
- Yuzvendra Chahal will emerge as a trump card for India in Australia, says Sanjay Bangar
- Yuzvendra Chahal was missed a lot In the last T20 World Cup: Sanjay Bangar
- Chahal has almost become a certainty in India’s T20 WC squad
Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar reckons leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will emerge as a trump card for the Rohit Sharma-led side in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Chahal is India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is with 74 scalps and with his recent performances, Chahal has almost become a certainty in India’s T20 WC squad.
“Yuzvendra Chahal is a player who was missed a lot in the last World Cup. He will definitely emerge as a trump card in Australia and give the Indian team good success,” Sanjay Bangar was quoted as saying on Star Sports.
“If any leg-spinner has played consistently for a long time for India, that is Anil Kumble. After Anil Kumble, if any wrist-spinner has played consistently for India or a long time, it is Yuzvendra Chahal.”
Bangar feels playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium has helped Chahal develop as a T20 bowler. Chahal did not have a good start to the T20I series despite having headed into it on the backing of winning the Purple Cap with the Royals in IPL 2022. However, he bounced back well, picking up 5 wickets in the next 2 matches.
“Absolutely, it has played a huge role. It is tested how big a heart you have. When you learn to get hit and are not afraid of getting hit, then you learn how to bowl. He changes his seam position slightly, bowls different-different lines, this has been his strength. He has brought a very good aspect to his game, which is to bowl on wider lines to both right-handers and left-handers. That learning that he has got has come from Chinnaswamy only,” he explained.