Chahal praises Vettori for making him a better bowler
Chahal praises Vettori for making him a better bowler

Virat Kohli’s record-breaking batting helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to win a crucial match by 82 runs against Kings XI Punjab. After Virat and Chris Gayle’s swashbuckling innings spinner, Yuzuvendra Chahal feels his side’s bowlers have also played a crucial role in team’s turnaround in the ongoing IPL.

Chahal said that RCB bowlers played no small part in the team rising to number two spot in the IPL points table, especially after Chris Jordan joined the side.

“In last two games, the bowlers have done a really good job because in earlier games bowling was the concern and we were facing combination problems too. Now, the combination is right and bowlers are bowling in right areas. We have improved our bowling and erased the tag of having a weak bowling lineup,” Chahal told reporters at a post-match press conference after RCB beat Kings XI Punjab by 82 runs here.

“When Jordan came into the team, the first two matches did not go well for him. The way he bowled in Mohali and in the last match against KKR it helped the team, especially when you have Watson and Jordon it helps,” he said.

Chahal said he felt lucky to have Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson on his team instead of bowling at them.

“Yeah (I don’t feel like to bowl at them). The top four batsmen — Watson, Gayle, Virat and AB — are on my team. So, I feel I am lucky,” he said.

Asked what he thought the secret of Kohli’s success in this IPL, Chahal said, “He is working on his fitness and spends a lot of time in the gym, and also in nets. After the batting, he bats on the centre wicket to practise hitting sixes. He has worked hard and hence he has made over 400 runs this IPL.”

Replying to a question, Chahal said Kohli gave him freedom to bowl, but he would insist on not giving away sixes.

“When he tosses the ball to me, he tells me not to give away sixes, but bowl freely. Against KXIP, I went after wickets because we had a big total of hands. He just told me to bowl the way I bowl,” Chahal said.

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