Yuzvendra Chahal might be one of the best leg-spinners in the world right now but Rohit Sharma has made it clear that Mumbai Indians (MI) are better off without him. Yuzvendra Chahal currently plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore and is an integral part of the team.
Not many know that Yuzvendra Chahal had started his IPL career with Mumbai Indians. He failed to cement his place in the Mumbai-based franchise after signing up for them in 2011. He appeared in only 1 IPL game across three season before being snapped by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the 2014 season.
The Haryana star did not take long to make his mark in the Royal Challengers jersey and is now an indispensable part of the team. But unfortunately for Chahal, Royal Challengers have not done well in the league since he started playing for them. The Royal Challengers are yet to win the IPL and have managed to make it to the final just once since signing up Yuzvendra Chahal.
On the contrary, Mumbai Indians have been doing really well since letting the spinner go. Since his departure, the Mumbai-based outfit has won the IPL thrice and are now the only team to have won it four times. And perhaps Yuzvendra Chahal wants to play for his former team once again.
On Wednesday, he indirectly asked Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma if the team is missing a leg spinner in the squad. He asked the question when Rohit Sharma was interacting with Jasprit Bumrah on Instagram live. However, Rohit Sharma clearly told him that Mumbai Indians don’t need his services.
“If the Mumbai Indians were losing, we would miss him. But we are winning now, why will we miss him? Chahal should sit in Bangalore, that’s the ideal situation for him,” said Rohit Sharma.
Meanwhile, the thirteenth edition of the IPL has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league was scheduled to start on March 29 but the BCCI suspended it till April 15 in the wake of the outbreak. As of now, there is little clarity over the fate of the tournament this year.