The coronavirus pandemic has made a huge impact on the world of cricket, and all the major cricket events across the globe have been canceled. Many cricket fans are eagerly waiting to see their favorite cricketers on the field again, while others are using fantasy sports and other things to keep themselves entertained. Some of them are using the lockdown period to learn more about the game through cricketbettingtips.io and other online resources.
Many cricketers are also using this time to interact with their fans and share their experience with the game. Recently, Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal spoke about coping with lockdown and his partnership with left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav. Chahal is considered as one of the best spinners in India at this moment. He is one of two leg-spinners who has done really well and garnered success in domestic as well as international matches. The other one would be his ‘spin twin’ Kuldeep Yadav.
I need to play more red-ball cricket at domestic level: Yuzvendra Chahal
Chahal is not being considered for the Indian Test team. In a recent interview, he admitted his desire to play Test cricket. During his interaction, Chahal also admitted that he hasn’t played enough Ranji Trophy games to get a chance to play at the Test level.
“Test cricket is the most challenging. In recent years, Ashwin Bhai and Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) plus Kuldeep have done well for India,” the wrist-spinner quoted. “I too want to play Tests but for that, I need to play more red-ball cricket at the domestic level. I have played just 31 first-class games. I need to spend more time bowling in Ranji Trophy perhaps and also make an impression”, Chahal stated in a recent interview with Hindustan Times.
Yuzvendra Chahal revealed that during his time at Mumbai Indians from 2011 to 2013, he was guided by Harbhajan Singh. The 29-year-old said that Ashwin is a consistent bowler, and he also admitted that he wants to play a lot of cricket for India.
Chahal has played just 31 first-class games
“I played with Bhajji paaji for three years in the Mumbai Indians. He has been a great influence. I have learned from him how to be aggressive as a spinner and attack the batsman. Ashwin bhai is a consistent bowler. I hope I can follow in their footsteps and serve India for a long period”, he said.
“Test cricket is the most challenging. In recent years, Ashwin Bhai and Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) plus Kuldeep have done well for India. I too want to play Tests but for that, I need to play more red-ball cricket at the domestic level. I have played just 31 first-class games. I need to spend more time bowling in Ranji Trophy perhaps and also make an impression,” Chahal added.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav replaced Ashwin and Jadeja as the spin duo in the ODI and T20 format in 2017. After this, Jadeja has found has his way back in the team but Ashwin hasn’t.