Aakash Chopra Has Showered High Praises On Yuzvendra Chahal
By CricShots - Jun 7, 2022 4:01 pm
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Former Indian opener, Aakash Chopra has opined that Yuzvendra Chahal is the very best among the current bunch of bowlers when it comes to classical leg-spin bowling. The 31-year-old has been playing a crucial role for Team India in the limited-overs setup ever since he made his debut way back in 2016. The tweaker recently won the Purple Cap in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after he picked up 27 wickets from 17 matches. 

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

Aakash Chopra heaped praise on the Haryana-born Chahal for his guile and trajectory, making it tough for batters to play him efficiently. In a video on his Youtube channel, 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.”

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Chopra mentioned that Chahal manages to get a lot of purchases from the surface when he bowls on the stumps.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra

Explaining the same, Aakash Chopra said, “If the ball pitches within the three stumps, it is in my arc and I can play a shot very easily, but if it pitches outside the leg stump, it becomes difficult to play a shot. When he (Chahal) bowls on the stumps, he turns the ball a lot, so that you cannot hit him straight. Else he goes even further outside off stump.”

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After plying his trade for Sanju Samson’s Royals in the IPL 2022, Yuzvendra Chahal is set to play for the Men in Blue in their upcoming T20I series against South Africa. The opening game is set to take place on Thursday, June 9 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.