Lasith Malinga On Yuzvendra Chahal: In the IPL season 15, the match played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Monday saw the brilliant bowling of Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Chahal single-handedly won the Rajasthan Royals in this match and also got the first hat-trick of season 15. After this performance of Chahal, Rajasthan team’s bowling coach Lasith Malinga praised him and told about the important role of a leg-spinner in the IPL.
Malinga’s big statement on Chahal
Rajasthan Royals bowling coach Lasith Malinga said that Yuzvendra Chahal showed why leg-spinners are called match winners in IPL. Malinga said in the post-match press conference, ‘Chahal has the experience of playing a lot of international matches. He is the most experienced leg spinner in the country and in the tournament as well. Chahal has told in this match how controlled bowling is done. It is also good for him to prove that he is capable of playing any level of cricket. He said, ‘The leg-spinner has more options to take wickets. He showed today how he can change the match in one over by taking wickets. He has shown all the leg spinners that they are match winners.
McCullum praises Chahal
KKR coach Brendon McCullum said that it was a good match but Buttler and Chahal snatched the victory from them. “You can’t give a great player like Chahal a chance to build pressure. We played a good game but made mistakes at some places, but it happens. Now after three consecutive losses, we have to get back on the winning path in the next matches.
First hat-trick of IPL 2022
Chahal (Yuzvendra Chahal) took five wickets for 40 runs in four overs against Kolkata Knight Riders. He sent Venkatesh Iyer to the pavilion on the first ball of the 17th over. After this, the match was turned by taking the wickets of Shreyar Iyer, Shivam Mavi and Pat Cummins in the fourth, fifth and sixth balls. Royals beat KKR by seven runs. Chahal bowled the finest 17th over against Kolkata Knight Riders, which also included the first hat-trick of the season. Earlier, with the help of Jos Buttler’s 103 from 61 balls, the Royals had scored 217 for five.