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Why Chahal is wearing spectacles?
By Aditya Pratap - Feb 20, 2018 3:25 pm
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Yuzvendra Chahal caught the attention for wearing spectacles while fielding during the recently concluded One Day International series against South Africa. Chahal was exceptional during India’s series win in the rainbow nation as he thrashed South African batting line-up.

In earlier matches on this tour, Yuzi didn’t wear any spectacles and its sudden emergence left his fans in doubts. Well, we will clear your doubts that there is nothing mischievous with our leg-spinner as mentioned by his father. On inquiring with his father in Haryana, it was learnt that the glasses he has now started using is for precautionary measure.

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“Before going on a South Africa tour, my son was advised (by an eye specialist) to wear glasses occasionally,” he said.

“He has not been using it while bowling or batting but only while fielding. His eyesight is not weak but was advised (o use it) when he underwent the government medical tests which were compulsory before joining the new job”.

“He has been selected as an income tax inspector and will be joining the post in Delhi immediately after his return from the current tour,” his father concluded.

Chahal is the only player among the current Indian team, who wear their glasses on the field. Virat Kohli and several other members do wear specs, but they are known to be the sunglasses.

There have been very few players who wore glasses while batting and the list includes India’s Virender Sehwag, Clive Llyod, Eddie Barlow, MJK Smith, Walter Hadlee (Richard Hadlee’s father) and Geoff Boycott.

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Also, Chahal’s coach in the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Daniel Vettori, too, used to play such specs while playing. He played the most part of his career wearing them either bowling, batting or fielding.

Chahal has been instrumental in India’s success in South Africa, where he picked as many as 16 wickets in the series and jumped to the 8th place in the latest ODI bowling ranking announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday. Jasprit Bumrah and Rashid Khan are sharing the top position in the same rankings chart.