Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh still ‘hopes’ to see leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal perform in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
The veteran cricketer expressed his thoughts as he responded to a tweet from Chahal. The RCB leg spinner took to his Twitter account on Tuesday and wrote that he is ready to give his 100 percent for the franchise in the business phase of the IPL. He wrote:
“On the edge of my seat for the rest of the #IPL with @RCBTweets Ready to give my 💯 percent. 👊🏼”
Harbhajan quoted Chahal’s tweet and urged the former to keep bowling at the ‘right pace’ and do his best as he always does. Harbhajan Singh wrote:
“You did your best as always.. keep it up.. and make sure you keep bowling at the right pace 😝… Not too slow OK… still hope to see you in team India for the T20 World Cup.. Champion Bowler “
Last month, Chahal was left out of the Indian T20 World Cup roster. The decision was met with outrage from fans, while pundits like Singh also expressed disappointment.
Yuzvendra Chahal was sensational in the UAE leg of IPL 2021
Harbhajan Singh’s advice to Chahal not to bowl ‘too slow’ stems from national selection committee chairman Chetan Sharma’s argument about leaving the leg spinner out of the World Cup squad.
At the press conference following the Indian squad’s announcement, Sharma stated that the selectors for Rahul Chahar chose Chahal because the former is faster in the air. He said:
“Yuzvendra Chahal’s name was discussed. But we chose Rahul Chahar over Yuzi because we wanted someone who bowls fast and gets pace off the court. He also gets the ball through the surface.”
Chahal himself took a peek at the selectors as he commented on Aakash Chopra’s tweet.
Watch the tweet here:
Nevertheless, Chahal has let his on-field performance do the talking after the punch. The 30-year-old has claimed 10 wickets in five matches of the second leg and looks set to be at his best with each outing.
The leg spinner will look to continue his form in upcoming matches and help the Royal Challengers claim their first title.