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WATCH: No hand shake between Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel?
By SMCS - Apr 6, 2022 4:55 pm
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Experienced leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been in sublime form for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2022. While he was a key player for RCB throughout all the seasons, he was not retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the 2022 IPL mega auction. And, later he was picked by the RR franchise and the spinner decided not to stand with his old franchise.

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Harshal Patel bowled a brilliant spell

After joining RR, Chahal never hid his feelings as he recently revealed in an interview that RCB didn’t ask him to stay. Moreover, they promised to buy him in the auction as well whereas they didn’t even register a single bid for him as well. And, after the match between RR and RCB, Yuzvendra Chahal did not shake hands with his former teammate Harshal Patel and ignored him as well.

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However, RCB has won the game convincingly as they got off to a fantastic start courtesy of Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat. After that, Dinesh Karthik came in and sealed the deal.

 

After the win, Dinesh Karthik said: “I think I made a conscious effort this year to do justice to myself because the last year, I felt I could have done better. The way I trained was much better this time around. Credit to the person who trained with me. I’m making a conscious effort to tell myself that I’m not done yet. When I went in, we needed 12 rpo and had to keep going. I train for these situations. To stay calm and know whom you can take down. I’ve tried to play as much white-ball cricket as possible, and prepare as many scenarios as possible. Lot of people have spent time with me in this journey, leading upto the tournament and it’s the work that goes unnoticed mostly. I think T20 cricket, it’s mostly premeditating but you also need to be clear about where to target.”

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Harshal Patel said: “Very good. Like I always say, winning the game for the team and crossing the line is the reason why I play the game and this was one of those occasions. I had my plans when we came into the game to bowl the hard length and not a lot of slower balls as it is a very good wicket here but it turned out to be completely different, it is all about assessing and adapting to the conditions. At the top of my mark I am pretty sure what I want to bowl and my field placements is where I want the batter to hit me. There are certain things you can do and certain things you can’t do (when the batter moves around and premeditates).”

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