T20 World Cup 2021: India’s renowned wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was overlooked by the selectors in India’s squad for the marquee event. The right-arm leg-spinner has been one of the finest performers in the truncated version of the game.
He played for Team India in 49 T20Is wherein he bagged as many as 63 wickets including a five-wicket haul. Chahal has played 114 matches in the Indian Premier League. He accounted for 139 dismissals.
He maintained a bowling average of 25.30 in T20Is and 22.28 in IPL. In an era where batsmen dominate the bowlers with ease, Chahal maintained an economy of 8.32 in T20Is and 7.59 in IPL.
The majority of the fans across the country launched a scathing attack at the national selection committee for excluding the spinner. Well, Chahal has already established himself in the T20 format. The Chetan Sharma-led selection committee chose Rahul Chahar.
Chetan Sharma also gave a reasonable explanation behind going with Chahar instead of Chahal. The chief selector was asked why the selection committee ignored Yuzvendra Chahal for the showpiece event. To which, he said they required a bowler who can bowl very fast.
“We had a discussion over Yuzvendra Chahal and the selectors thought was we need a bowler, who can bowl fast, and as we have recently seen Rahul Chahar bowling, the speed that he bowls with, the selectors thought that we need such a player,” he added.
T20 World Cup 2021: Yuzvendra Chahal posts a story on Instagram
Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal is staying back in the United Arab Emirates. Team India will announce the official squad for T20 World Cup 2021 on October 15.
He has done really well so far in the IPL. The wrist-spinner has played 15 games wherein he took 18 wickets to his name. However, RCB lost to KKR in the Eliminator in Sharjah.
Chahal registered his best bowling figures of 3/11. He also maintained a superb economy of 7.05. Chahal’s exclusion from the 15-member India squad for the upcoming event raised eyebrows.
Meanwhile, the spinner took to his official Instagram handle and posted a new story. As per the story, he mentioned: “Atlantis, The Palm”. Interestingly, he is in the same hotel as Team India.
Chahal’s presence will be the key factor for Team India in the bowling department. The pitches in the UAE has assisted spinners quite a lot. Chahal has proved that he can be a lethal weapon.
Meanwhile, the fans are slamming the selectors for not taking Chahal into consideration. The official reports of him joining Team India are not yet confirmed. Let’s hope that Chahal gets selected in the squad.