Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo: BCCI)

Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s spinner, opened up about bowling in the cold conditions in Ireland after producing a top-class spell in the first T20I against Ireland.

Deepak Hooda and skipper Hardik Pandya hit blistering knocks to help Team India beat Ireland by seven wickets in the first T20I of the two-match series on Sunday at Malahide Cricket Club Ground.

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Hardik Pandya and Andrew Balbirnie (India vs Ireland) (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The start of Hardik Pandya’s international cricket leadership debut was a victory. In the opening game of the two-match T20 series, India convincingly trounced Ireland under his guidance. Team India completed the 109-run victory target in 9 overs in the rain-affected game. Yuzvendra Chahal, a leg spinner, was the winner’s hero. Despite having only one wicket in the game, he was named the player of the match for his economical bowling.

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The required 20 overs were cut to 12 each side with new rules following a period of severe rain. With only three bowlers who can bowl two overs and two bowlers who can bowl three overs, the powerplay ranged from one to four overs.

‘I felt like a finger spinner today’: Yuzvendra Chahal

Chahal took one wicket and allowed only 11 runs in three overs. He was also named ‘Player of the Match’ for his outstanding performance.
“Incredibly difficult” in these cold conditions. Today I felt like a finger spinner. “It is difficult at times, but you have to adapt to every situation,” Chahal said during the post-match presentation.

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Yuzvendra Chahal
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” Hardik gave me the freedom to bowl whatever I wanted.” The temperature is quite low” Right now, I am wearing three sweaters,” he added.

The visitors defeated them by seven wickets after chasing down the required 109 runs in only 9.2 overs thanks to Hooda’s unbeaten 47 runs off 29 balls and Hardik’s effort of 24 runs off 12 balls.

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