Yuzvendra Chahal’s four-wicket haul set up the win for India against West Indies in Ahmedabad.
Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal picked up four wickets in the first ODI against Ahmedabad and in the process, reached the landmark of 100 wickets in the format as well. He was interviewed by skipper Rohit Sharma after the match for his major achievement and the former explained changing various aspects of his bowling that has worked out truely well.
‘I had never imagined I will achieve it this early’ – Yuzvendra Chahal
Rohit had asked Chahal about the emotions that were through during the achievement. Chahal was also delighted by the fact that he had managed to achieve so soon and explained the way he has used his arm position to get the maximum out of his bowling.
“It feels great. My career has seen ups and downs in the last five years. But it’s a good feeling when you take 100 wickets in any format, it’s a big thing. I had never imagined I will achieve it this early. I continued bowling with the same approach.
I have changed the angle a bit, especially for slow wickets. When I was not a part of the team, I was thinking about the improvement I can bring in my bowling. I used to see other bowlers who used to get a bit side arm for these wickets, so I also noticed that the release is much quicker and there is more effort from the wrist in that case,” Chahal said in the interaction with Rohit.
“You (Rohit) had told me before the match and even I thought I missed this during the South Africa tour — I was not bowling a lot of googlies. It was in my mind and when a hard-hitter sees the ball in the slot and decides that he will go for the big shot, I have a weapon. Googly is very important for a leg-spinner,” Chahal revealed.