Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has bowled quite brilliantly for India in limited overs cricket and has emerged as the frontline spin bowling duo in the white ball format. They have quite impressive in their brief careers so far and has literally knocked Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja out of the selection radar atleast in the shorter formats of the game. Chahal revealed that they have bee helped immensely by former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

He stated the fact that Dhoni always tends to tell both of them that how the wicket is behaving and how the batsmen are approaching the game. Hence it gives he bowler an idea on how and where to bowl to bag the wickets. The wealth of experience of Dhoni has always helped the bowlers. He follows the batsmen very closely. Chahal added that Dhoni always has a Plan B if Plan A doesn’t work out.

Yuzvendra Chahal revealed that MS Dhoni helped him and Kuldeep Yadav plot several dismissals

Asia Cup 2018, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has performed quite admirably in the last year or so. (credits – BCCI)

During an exclusive interview with ESPN Cricinfo, Chahal recalled some of his dismissals at crucial junctures of the game. He said that MS Dhoni always helps in plotting a dismissal very well. He gave examples of a few dismissals where Dhoni’s inputs proved to be critical.

“When Kuldeep and I bowl, he tells us very early how the wicket is behaving. He also tells us what the batsman is trying to do. So that kind of gives you an idea even before you bowl, instead of me finding out after bowling two or three overs. He’s been captain, he’s played for so many years and has a wealth of experience. He watches the batsmen closely. He’s a batsman too, and knows what it is to play on such surfaces. Sometimes when I have a plan that is different to what he thinks, we discuss it. It’s not like he rejects our plan. Then we formulate a plan B.

Sometimes it happens that he gives you instructions, but the execution is wrong. But he doesn’t lose his cool. In that Indore game and in South Africa, where Klaasen hit me, he just said, “Don’t worry. It’s just not your day. At least try to bowl to ensure your spin partner tries to get wickets,” Yuzendra Chahal was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.

Yuzvendra Chahal, Asia Cup 2018, Kuldeep Yadav
MS Dhoni has always helped Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav to plot a dismissal. Photo Credit: BCCI.

Meanwhile, Team India start of their Asia Cup campaign today against Hong Kong. They won’t get any rest as they face arch-rivals Pakistan tomorrow. Both Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will play an important role in the ongoing tournament.