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Yuzvendra Chahal was superb for Rajasthan in this year’s Indian T20 League. He scalped 27 wickets in 17 matches at an economy rate of 7.75, and became the highest wicket-taker of the season. His impressive performance earned him a lot of appreciation from several experts and analysts. He also picked up a hat-trick and a five-wicket haul in a match against the Kolkata-based franchise.
His recent performance impressed the whole cricket fraternity and thus, former Indian batter, Aakash Chopra also heaped high praises by comparing him to a Grandmaster. Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said that his bowling variations make him look like a Grandmaster.
“He bowls differently from everyone else” – Aakash Chopra
Aakash said that Chahal bowls differently from every other leg-spinner and that makes him special from others. He said: “Yuzvendra Chahal is an amazing bowler. He bowls differently from everyone else, generally all leg-spinners doing well in T20s bowl more googlies and fewer leg-spinners and try to finish the ball within the three stumps. He (Chahal) varies his line so beautifully that you feel that the guy is a Grandmaster,”
Former Indian opener also praised the Rajasthan management team and their captain, Sanju Samson, for using him in the death overs. Aakash said that this leggie bowls a quicker ball after getting hit for a six. Though, he believes that Chahal should focus on bowling slow only.
“Secondly, he bowls the ball slower and only a bowler who has the confidence can bowl slow, that he will bowl the ball slow and will not get hit, an odd six might be hit. Generally, a spinner becomes a fast bowler when he gets hit,” Aakash concluded.
Speaking about his T20I career, Chahal has picked up 68 wickets in 54 innings at an average of 25.33. Ahead of the 20-20 World Cup later this year in Australia, Chahal will hope to continue his good form for the Indian team as he is set to play in the upcoming five-match T20I series against South Africa.