IPL 2024
Yuzvendra Chahal Outfoxes Gill with Cunning Wide Ball
By CricShots - Apr 11, 2024 12:18 am
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In a thrilling encounter between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Gujarat Titans (GT) at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Yuzvendra Chahal’s dismissal of Shubman Gill proved to be a game-changer. Batting first, RR overcame a shaky start thanks to a 130-run partnership between Riyan Parag (76) and Sanju Samson (68*) who propelled them to a challenging total of 196/3.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

GT’s chase began strongly with Gill and Matthew Wade stitching together a 64-run opening stand. However, the tide turned dramatically with the introduction of Kuldeep Sen. The young pacer rattled GT’s top order, taking three quick wickets in his two overs to leave them reeling at 79/3.

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Yuzvendra Chahal continued the onslaught, dismissing Vijay Shankar to tighten RR’s grip. Despite these early setbacks, a well-set Gill (72 off 44 balls) remained a threat for GT. Sensing the danger, Chahal employed a clever strategy. After being hit for two boundaries by Gill, he was seen consulting with teammate Keshav Maharaj. The exact nature of their conversation remains unknown, but it proved decisive.

In the following over, Yuzvendra Chahal cleverly lured Gill out of his crease with a wide delivery outside off-stump. The batsman, attempting a big shot, was deceived and comprehensively stumped by Sanju Samson.

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This dismissal of Gill, arguably the turning point of the match, put RR firmly in control. Their bowling attack, spearheaded by Chahal and Sen, restricted GT’s scoring rate, making it an uphill battle for the Titans. The strategic discussion between Chahal and Maharaj and the subsequent outfoxing of Gill highlight the importance of experience and on-field planning in the high-pressure environment of the IPL.