Wasn’t Dropped In 4 Years, Yuzvendra Chahal Explains Pain Of T20 WC Snub
By Aditya Pratap - Nov 15, 2021 8:59 pm
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Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has opened up about his exclusion from the T20 World Cup-bound Indian squad. He admitted it was hard to get on with this but his family and fans helped him to bounce back.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 in September. Among many surprising decisions, Yuzvendra Chahal’s snub left everyone scratching their heads while Ravichandran Ashwin received a surprise call back.

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Rahul Chahar was preferred over Chahal to do the job of a leg-spinner. The selectors explained this decision by saying that they wanted someone who bowl fast in the air.

Talking about his exclusion, Chahal said that he has never been dropped in four years but being left out for the marquee event left him sad.

“I was not dropped in four years and then I got dropped for such a marquee event. I felt really bad. I was down for two-three days. But then I knew the second leg of the IPL was still around the corner. I went back to my coaches and spoke to them a lot,” Chahal told the Times of India.

Despite poor outings during the first leg of the IPL 2021, Chahal bounced back impressively to pick 14 wickets in eight matches in the UAE leg, at an economy rate of 7.06.

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ICC allowed to teams to make changes by October 10, but the selectors did not bring back Chahal.

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Rahul Chahar played only one game in T20 WC

“My wife and family were constantly encouraging me. My fans kept putting out motivational posts. That buoyed me. I decided to back my strengths and overcome my confusion. I couldn’t have sulked for long because that would have impacted my IPL form,” he added.

Chahal, however, has been picked for the T20I series against New Zealand which begins from November 17 in Jaipur while Chahar has been dropped after the T20 World Cup, where he played only one game, against Namibia.