The Indian leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, who is currently plying his trade for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, has revealed that his main strength is his mind. He also acknowledged that he tried to keep things simple against LSG on Sunday (April 10), where they snatched a three-run win. Chahal won the Player of the Match award for returning figures of 4-41.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been on a roll for RR as he was bought by the franchise for INR 6.5 crore. His knack for picking up wickets in regular intervals seems to be back at his new franchise. With 11 scalps in just four matches, he is holding the Purple Cap in IPL 2022. The rise predominantly came after a magnificent outing for RR against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday (April 10), where he picked up four wickets for 41 to help his side win by three runs.
Speaking about his performance at the post-match presentation, Yuzvendra Chahal said, “Backed myself. My main strength is my mind. Didn’t want to divert from what I usually do. I was always ready to bowl at anytime from overs 1-20.”
Further, Yuzvendra Chahal said he enjoyed Quinton de Kock’s wicket the most, as he felt the South African could have changed the fortune of the match singlehandedly. He further added, “Enjoyed de Kock’s wicket the most. He could’ve changed the game. Having seen him step out, had an intuition he’d come again (Badoni). Bowled it wider. Don’t think a lot about my bad games.”
With three wins in four games, the RR, led by Sanju Samson, sit at the top of the points table. In their next game, Gujarat Titans (GT) on Thursday (April 14) at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.