Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who scalped 8 wickets in the recently concluded Nidahas Trophy, has now jumped 12 places to take over the 2nd position in the ICC T20I bowling rankings. Chahal is the joint-highest wicket-taker in the series along with his teammate Washington Sundar.
With 706 points in the rankings, Chahal has achieved his career best ratings and is only behind Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, who has 759 points at the top.
During the first T20I between India and South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Sunday, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was seen using glasses while fielding. In recent past, the only cricket one can recall wearing glasses while playing is former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and Zimbabwe’s Charles Coventry.
However, unlike both these cricketers, Chahal was not wearing glasses all the time as while bowling, he was seen without them. As reported by Mid-Day, Chahal’s father KK Chahal revealed it’s a precautionary measure and not to worry.
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Chahal, who has dismissed Australian hard-hitting batsman Glen Maxwell all the three times in the series, revealed that bowling away from the stumps and varying the pace has helped him pick up the opposition batsman on every occasion.
Yuvraj Singh is one of the funniest men in the game of cricket. Everybody loves the Indian batsman for his funny demeanor on and off the cricket field. On Twitter, Yuvraj has struck again and his victim this time is none other than Yuzvendra Chahal.
Chahal was pumping himself and his followers up before Bangalore's match against Mumbai Indians. He tweeted out the following message for his followers.
Before the T20I squad, Virat Kohli had announced that they have picked Parvez Rasool and Yuzvendra Chahal in the hope that two of them will seal their place in the T20I format. There will be no doubt over the place of Yuzvendra Chahal.