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Dinesh Karthik Opens Up On Yuzvendra Chahal’s Return To The Indian Playing XI

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal (Credit: Getty Images)

Veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik expressed his views over the addition of experienced leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal to Team India for the T20 World Cup slated to take place in Australia next October.

Chahal has played in the third T20I game against New Zealand in the three-match series and it was his first match for the team since the Sri Lanka tour earlier this year as well as he was not selected for the T20 World Cup squad. And, the youngster Rahul Chahar was chosen ahead of him as well.

During a recent conversation with Cricbuzz, Karthik shared his views on him. He said: “Great to see him come back. And he showed his character. The way he bowled in the second leg of IPL, he was an absolute champion. He is the top leg-spinner in India. I always rate him very high because he is also a chess player and they are always a couple of moves ahead than normal people. And that is always a special attribute for me. He’s got good skills, good variations and is a brave bowler and he has single-handedly grown in stature in IPL. He was bought for INR 10 lakhs by RCB in 2013, and now he is beyond what it is and that shows he has improved over time and has shown his value. I’m sure he will be retained by the franchise.”

Sure He Will Be On The Flight To Australia: Dinesh Karthik on Yuzvendra Chahal

He continued: “He is also a very good bowler abroad as well, a very important attribute to keep in mind when India travel to Australia for the next T20 World Cup. I am sure he will be on that flight to Australia. And I also know Rohit trusts him a lot. Their relationship is not just strong off the field, on the field they have some good conversations.”

Yuzvendra Chahal has picked up only four wickets in seven games in India in the 2021 Indian Premier League, at an economy rate of 8.26. This eventually saw him out of the race for India’s T20 World Cup squad, to Chahar, who claimed 11 wickets in as many games which came at an economy rate of 7.21 as well. However, he was brilliant in the second phase of the event, picking 14 wickets in eight matches at an economy rate of 7.06.

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