Team India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was excluded by national selectors in favour of Rahul Chahar for the T20 World Cup 2021. And, he recently revealed on the ‘RCB Podcast’ that he felt ‘really low’ after that incident as well. He also recalled that the team was announced a day before he was supposed to travel to Dubai for the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). Chahal also mentioned how he had never expected to be dropped from the tournament.
He said: “The team was supposed to be announced at 9:30 and then it got delayed by a bit. I swear I did not know that my name wouldn’t come. When the list came, I did not say anything to anyone for a few minutes.”My wife was asking me about the announcement and I sent her the screenshot. The dinner had arrived, but didn’t feel like eating anything that night. Felt very low as I wasn’t dropped even once for five years.”
However, Chahal’s omission had raised a lot of questions as he was India’s highest wicket-taker in T20Is at that time. The team’s T20 World Cup 2021 campaign was a dismal one as the Men in Blue suffered two consecutive defeats to Pakistan and New Zealand and also saw a group stage exit as well.
Yuzvendra Chahal also opined on te fact that he aspires to be with the national side for the next five years or so as well. When it comes to the IPL, his aim is to become the first bowler to bag 200 wickets in the cash-rich league. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore didn’t retain him ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. The mega auction is slated to take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.
“My goal is to become the first bowler to take 200 wickets in IPL. Moreover, I also want to continue playing for team India for the next 5-6 years,” Yuzvendra Chahal concluded.