IPL 2022: Whichever Team Takes Me, I'll Keep Giving My 100%- Yuzvendra Chahal

Updated - 02 Feb 2022, 11:25 AM

Yuzvendra Chahal, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credits: Twitter)

Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal stated that he would love to return to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) but he will be giving his best no matter which franchise purchases him at the auction.

Chahal was let go by Bengaluru as the franchise opted to retain Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj. Chahal had played for Mumbai Indians (MI) before being bought by RCB at the auction.

It’s the first time where I feel I can go anywhere because there’s no Right to Match (RTM) card. The last time (2018), RTM was available and they (RCB) had told me clearly that they’ll buy me using RTM in the auction no matter what… But this time, seriously, as a professional player, I am ready to go to any team.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Obviously, I want to go to RCB because I’ve been there for 8 years but it’s not like if I go somewhere else I’ll feel bad because everyone has to make a new team and it’s a major auction where there’s always purse constraints. Whichever team takes me, I’ll keep giving my 100%. It will take some time to adjust to a new franchise but that’s why we call ourselves professional players,” Chahal told Ravichandran Ashwin in an interaction.

Yuzvendra Chahal happy with his performance in South Africa

India lost 0-3 in the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa. Chahal was ineffective with the ball as he picked only two wickets at an average of 73. However, he stated that he learned a lot in the series and was happy with the way he played.

In this series, they didn’t try anything. They never felt enough pressure to score quickly at a run rate of 6-7. The scenario would have been completely different if we had got 2-3 wickets in the first 10 overs before we (the spinners) came to bowl.

Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo-BCCI
Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo-BCCI

Then obviously they would have gone for the big shots and we would have had a bigger margin for getting wickets. I was happy with my bowling in South Africa because my theory is if you are bowling badly as a legspinner, either you will get hit for cuts or pulls which didn’t happen… Still, it was a learning for me on how to adjust my fields when someone plays like this,” Chahal added.

The IPL 2022 mega auction will take place on February 12 & 13 in Bengaluru.

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