During the second One-Dayer between India and South Africa in Centurion, the hosts’ inability to read wrist spin got exposed if we consider their batting performance in Durban as an aberration.

After losing five wickets in the first ODI of the series to the wrist spinning duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, the Proteas conceded as many as eight wickets to the pair in Centurion.

As a result, cricketers from all over the country began showering praises for two young guns in the senior team, as they continue to impress in every outing they make. With these couple of bowling performances, Chahal and Kuldeep have also declared they are here to stay for the long run and not just only for Asiatic conditions.

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Yuzvendra Chahal claims five-for. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Just like the baton of spin bowling was handed over from Harbhajan Singh-Anil Kumble pair to Ravichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja, one can actually see the baton being handed over to Kuldeep Yadav-Yuzvendra Chahal as far as limited-overs format is concerned.

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The Turbanator, Harbhajan Singh, was elated to witness the wrist spinning pair dominate in Centurion, as India take a 2-0 lead in the six-match ODI series with the help of spirited bowling from the visitors. Chahal picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in ODI cricket while Kuldeep Yadav broke the back of South Africans with his three wickets.

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India player ratings: Kuldeep Yadav was picked three. Photo Credit: BCCI.

“Well done to these two young guns.. what a Jodi @imkuldeep18 @yuzi_chahal keep it going..Bhut ache sabash ??.. @BCCI #INDvSA,” tweeted Harbhajan Singh while congratulating the two youngsters.

Here’s the Tweet:

Thanks to some impressive bowling from the Indian spinners, India had to chase down a paltry total of 118. Shikhar Dhawan notched up yet another half-century while Virat Kohli missed out on the feat by just four runs. India won the match by a whopping margin of nine wickets.

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