Said- All seniors are like brothers for me, I can talk anytime
He doesn’t talk to his family as openly as he does with them.
New Delhi. Yuzvendra Chahal is such a player who always looks busy whether he is on the field or off it. While off the field, the lanky Yuji is seen on Chahal TV interviewing fellow players. Many times even on the field, Chahal has been seen ‘chatting’ with the senior colleagues of Team India. Chahal, who has become an important member of the team in ODI and T20 cricket, has mentioned bonding with senior players in an interview, describing them as ‘elder brothers’.
In an exclusive conversation with Ranveer Allahbadia, the 32-year-old Chahal said, “MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, all the senior players in the team are like brothers to me and They can call them anytime and talk about their problems. ,
He said, ‘All the players spend so much time together that they become like family. If we live together for a month, it becomes like a family. Many times you do not discuss anything with your family as openly as you do with your friends. We talk about our personal life, future plans etc. Sometimes I cannot even discuss some things with my wife. I am trying but it has been possible only 5 to 10 percent.
Sharing an incident related to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuji told how the former captain of Team India had reposed faith in him and consoled him on the ‘off day’. Chahal said, ‘We were playing a T20 match against South Africa in Centurion. For the first time I got 64 runs in four overs. (Heinrich) Klaasen was hitting me all around the ground, so he advised me to bowl round the wicket. I did that but Klaasen hit me for a six. When I was leaving, Mahi bhai came to me and said – today is not your day, no problem. But he told me that the remaining 5 balls of your over But you should not give any boundary because it will help the team. This experience made me realize how you can prove to be helpful for the team even on ‘off day’. ,
Let me tell you, Chahal is the highest wicket-taker for India in T20 International. This leg-break bowler has taken 91 wickets in 75 matches at an average of 24.68, during which his best performance was six wickets for 25 runs. The record of taking the most wickets in IPL is also in the name of Chahal, he has taken 187 wickets in 145 matches at an average of 21.69.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2023, 09:58 IST