Chahal, magician with the ball

Opinion Sunday 08/May/2022 18:00 PM
By: Anis Sajan, Vice Chairman, Danube group
Chahal, magician with the ball

Yuzvendra Chahal once again proved in the game against Punjab Kings why he is the number one spinner of team India by picking three crucial wickets which helped his side Rajasthan Royals to another win.

At one time it looked Punjab Kings would cross 200 plus score when Jonny Bairstow and Bhanuka Rajapaksa was going strong but he picked up both their wickets as well as skipper Mayank Agarwal’s wicket to halt their progress and ended with match figures of 3/28 in his four overs.

Yuzvendra Chahal’s impact is so impactful that he has been the leading wicket taker in this IPL and so far take 22 wickets at an average of 14.5 and has been the purple cap holder since the beginning and his closest compatriot is Kuldeep Yadav with 18 wickets.

In the match against KKR, Yuzvendra Chahal had single handedly swung the game in his favor by taking a hat trick and made Rajasthan Royals win from a losing position. In the game against Lucknow Super Giants, he would have got another hat trick had Karun Nair not dropped an easy catch.

Chahal was unlucky not to have been picked in the last T20 World cup and it would be no surprise if he is on the plan to Australia this world cup in October. Leg Spinners are match winners and Yuzvendra Chahal has time and again proved that with his guile that he is India's number one champion spinner.