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Spoke to Rohit Bhai, Virat Bhai…: Yuzvendra Chahal Spills the Beans On His Match-Winning Performance | IND vs WI

Yuzvendra Chahal credits Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for his match-winning performance in the first ODI vs West Indies.

Published: February 7, 2022 8:48 AM IST

By Sports Desk | Edited by Sajal Patra

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Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal spoke about his match-winning performance vs West Indies in the first ODI (Credits IANS)

New Delhi: India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers for India, returning with figures of 4 for 49 that helped India restrict West Indies to a paltry score in the first of the three ODIs of the series that the hosts won by 6 wickets to take a 1-0 lead.

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Talking about his match-winning effort, Chahal said that he reflected on his performance from the tour of South Africa, spoke to white-ball captain Rohit Sharma and boYuzvendra Chahalwling coach Paras Mhambrey and worked on things that he thought was missing.

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“When I came back from South Africa, I watched each of my games three or four times to see where I was missing. I spoke to Rohit bhaiyya also after coming back and with Paras Mhambrey sir, our bowling coach. I worked on where I felt I was missing there,” said Chahal in the post-match presentation.

“Washy created the pressure with his two wickets. When I saw his spell, I knew that the ball is turning on this pitch so I can flight the ball a bit. On these kinds of pitches, even if you flight the ball, it’s not that easy to hit down the ground. I spoke to Rohit bhai, Virat bhaiyya, and realised that pace is important on this wicket,” he said.

“My usual slower pace won’t work, because the quicker balls were spinning. I changed my line also, made it more middle and off. I bowl according to the pitch. I knew that here, the batters will find it easy to hit if I slowed it up. So I continued bowling quicker. You can bowl the odd slower one for variation,” he added.

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Published Date: February 7, 2022 8:48 AM IST