Aakash Chopra Picks 'Chatur Chalak Chahal' as the Find of 2017 in Indian Cricket
Yuzvendra Chahal of India celebrates the wicket of Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka during the first International T20 match (T20i) held at the the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack between India and Sri Lanka on the 20th December 2017 Photo by Deepak Malik / BCCI / Sportzpics

2017 has been a rollercoaster ride for Indian cricket as they have shattered many records to become one of the strongest forces to reckon in world cricket right now. The young Indian team under the leadership of Virat Kohli has grown in strength and stature from time to time as they have decimated every opponent they have played with. As the year came to an end, former India Test opener Aakash Chopra reveals the find of 2017 in Indian cricket.

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This year has witnessed many young cricketers making their debut in India jersey as the team management has rotated the players on a constant basis in an attempt to create a pool of cricketers going into the ICC 2019 World Cup.

The most debated cricketers were the new spinning duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, who replaced Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the limited overs squad. Since then, they have been magnificent with the ball doing the bulk of the job in the middle overs. The batsman from Mumbai Shreyas Iyer also showed his mettle in the limited opportunities he got during Sri Lanka series. Young pacers like Mohammad Siraj also made it to the squad with an impressive show in the Indian Premier League.

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Former Indian cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra in an exclusive video posted on his official Facebook page, picked ‘Yuzvendra Chatur Chalak Chahal’ as the find of the year in Indian cricket. Chahal has been an absolute revelation in this giving breakthroughs as and when required.

Chopra, who has donned the India jersey ten times in Test cricket showered heaps of praise on the young wrist-spinner. Chopra further termed him as the premier spinner in the limited over format which has grown in stature over the time.

The 27-year-old Chahal is the highest wicket-taker in T20Is in this calendar year. He has bagged 23 wickets in 11 matches with an astonishing average of 14.13 on his way to becoming a match winner for India. In the fifty over format, Chahal has picked 21 wickets in 14 matches with an economy rate of 4.95, which is remarkable.

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After a successful run in the long home soil, India will start their overseas campaign from January 5 when they take on South Africa in Newlands, Capetown. It will be a tough challenge for Virat Kohli & Co; however, they are confident to put up a spirited performance.

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Ankush Das

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