Last Update on: December 5th, 2021 at 11:59 am
Yuzvendra Chahal says that he was disappointed after being excluded from India‘s T20 World Cup squad.
The Haryana leg-spinner had been India’s premier leg-spinner for the past three years, but a dip in form earlier in the year saw him being snubbed from the mega-event as the selectors went with youngster Rahul Chahar.
Yuzvendra Chahal revealed that the support of his family was vital in him overcoming the disappointment. He returned to the eleven during the New Zealand T20I series, and registered figures of 1/26 in the third T20I.
“It was disappointing to lose a spot in the Indian team for a mega-event like the World Cup. I think I did reasonably well in the IPL and in the series against Sri Lanka. But that’s part of a sportsperson’s life. I was eyeing the World Cup since the time it was postponed. Nevertheless, I got great support from my family to overcome that disappointment. It was wonderful to get into the India dressing room against New Zealand,” Yuzvendra Chahal told Hindustan Times.
Yuzvendra Chahal has also been released by RCB ahead of the IPL 2022 mega-auction as the franchise preferred pacer Mohammed Siraj over the leg-spinner.
Have done well under Virat, hope to keep doing well under Rohit’s captaincy: Yuzvendra Chahal
The 31-year-old hopes to continue with impressive performances under the new T20I captain and his close friend, Rohit Sharma, and the new management of Rahul Dravid and Paras Mhambrey as India prepare for next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
“I have done well under Virat bhaiya and hope to keep doing well under Rohit bhaiya‘s captaincy in the T20 format. I have played with Rahul Dravid as coach while being in the India A team. He is a great coach with an intelligent cricket mind. Then there is Paras Mhambrey also now as bowling coach. I held discussions with him on my bowling. His inputs would definitely benefit me,” he added.
Yuzvendra Chahal may next be seen in India colours in the ODI series in South Africa.