PBKS vs RCB: Virender Sehwag: 'I Wouldn't Have Thought Of Letting Yuzvendra Chahal Go If I Was A Member Of RCB'

Updated - 27 Mar 2022, 12:32 PM

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

Virender Sehwag acknowledged former RCB player Yuzvendra Chahal, adding that he would not have let him go despite the retention policy’s limitations.

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Chahal had been a part of the franchise for eight years, but will now play for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2022 edition.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Image Credit: Twitter)

The RCB, like all other teams, will be starting the competition with a new lineup. The team continued to keep Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj ahead of the new season, and while they invited back a few players, notably Harshal Patel, in the mega auction, they skipped on leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

Faf du Plessis, the side’s INR 7 crore recruit, will captain RCB in the upcoming season, with Virat Kohli stepping down from the position during the prior season.

Virender Sehwag was not happy with the RCB’s decision to release Chahal:

Virender Sehwag, a former India cricketer, was dissatisfied with RCB’s choice to release Chahal at the auction, claiming that the team will miss the leg-skills spinner’s this season.

“Yuzvendra Chahal has been their most significant loss.” On little fields like Bengaluru or Dubai, he remained their best player. On those venues, he used it to take the most wickets. On that bases, he was perhaps the most cost-effective spinner. If I were a member of the RCB, I would not have considered releasing Chahal at any cost,” Sehwag remarked

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Image Credit: Twitter)

“I comprehend the retention rules and everything else. Chahal was their most important bowler. I appreciate Siraj’s retention; he has become a member of the Indian squad and is gaining valuable experience, but it gets tricky because all of the burdens lie on one person’s shoulders.”

Chahal appeared in 114 matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, taking 139 wickets. On Monday, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League’s 2022.

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