Rishabh Pant and Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rishabh Pant and Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former India cricketer Sanjay Bangar has said that the star leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was missed a lot by the Indian team in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 he will emerge as India’s trump card.

Yuzvendra Chahal, who recently won the purple cap in the Indian Premier League 2022, was not included in India’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad as India decided to go with mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy and young leg-spinner Rahul Chahar. However, both Varun and Rahul failed miserably and were dropped from the Indian team after the conclusion of the marquee tournament.

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Sanjay Bangar
Sanjay Bangar. Image source-DNA

Speaking on Star Sports, Bangar said that Chahal will play a big role in India’s success in the upcoming T20 World Cup. He asserted:

“Yuzvendra Chahal is a player who was missed a lot in the last World Cup. He will definitely emerge as a trump card in Australia and give the Indian team good success.”

He added that Chahal is only the second Indian wrist spinner after Anil Kumble to consistently play for India. He said:

“If any leg-spinner has played consistently for a long time for India, that is Anil Kumble. After Anil Kumble, if any wrist-spinner has played consistently for India or a long time, it is Yuzvendra Chahal.”

Absolutely, it has played a huge role – Sanjay Bangar on Chinnaswamy Stadium playing a role in Chahal’s rise

Sanjay Bangar on Virat Kohli
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore head coach further said that the Chinnaswamy Stadium and its small boundaries have played a huge role in Yuzvendra Chahal’s rise. He elaborated:

“Absolutely, it has played a huge role. It is tested how big a heart you have. When you learn to get hit and are not afraid of getting hit, then you learn how to bowl.

“He changes his seam position slightly, bowls different-different lines, this has been his strength. He has brought a very good aspect in his game, that is to bowl on wider lines to both right-handers and left-handers. That learning that he has got has come from Chinnaswamy only.”

Notably, Chahal was a key member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for several years and he played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru for a very long time. However, he was released by the franchise ahead of the Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal Pic Credit- BCCI

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