Since making into the playing XI together, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have won several games for Team India. This spin duo replaced experienced Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who were a part of this side till the Champions Trophy 2017 in England.
Yesterday was no exception as both wrist-spinners wracked havoc against South Africa in Centurion, where both teams played the second One-Day International. Earlier, they crumbled Proteas middle-order in the opening game at Durban.
After seeing such a wonderful performance, former Indian players have started to praise their efforts. Harbhajan Singh is the latest name to joins this list and he seems to be very happy with this bowling pair.
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Out of favor off-spinner, Bhajji expressed his happiness on Twitter, where he wrote “Well done to these two young guns.. what a Jodi @imkuldeep18 @yuzi_chahal keep it going..Bhut ache sabash ??.. @BCCI #INDvSA.”
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 4, 2018
Chahal and Yadav’s mystery has increased South Africa’s misery, who failed to read their variation in the second consecutive game. In Centurion, they were in a dire situation when they lost three wickets on 53. At the end, Chahal took his maiden fifer and Kuldeep managed career best 3/20 to dismiss South Africa for 118.
Indian batsmen chased this target down easily inside 20 overs and took a 2-0 lead in the six-match ODI series. The third game will be held on 7 February in Cape Town.