Yuzvendra Chahal Sees IPL 2019 as a Preparatory Ground for the 2019 World Cup
The premium leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has made his name over the years with his sheer consistency. Chahal, who set his sights on the 2019 World Cup, is an integral part of the Indian National Cricket Team and has been associated with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In the IPl 2019, he is the leading wicket-taker for the Virat Kohli-led side.
Chahal enjoy his stay at the RCB:
The go-to-bowler believes the ongoing IPL 2019, has helped him to continue with the process and practice of playing cricket respectively.
“Obviously you feel good, you get more confidence when your captain backs you and your team management gets behind you. You always want to go for wickets, nothing happens if you go for runs as the captain is constantly looking for wickets, so it is a great feeling for me,” Chahal told ANI.
The 287-year-old Chahal has also reposed faith in selectors by giving his best. The wily customer got picked following the prominent show in the domestic professional league.
Chahal remarked that IPL boosts a professional with ample chances. He added the good performance in the IPL means a major boost for the ODI showpiece.
The twelfth edition of the 2019 World Cup will commence from May 30 in London.
“Before the World Cup, you have 14 matches and it’s a good chance to prepare for the World Cup as you play along with the best players across the globe and if you perform in this tournament you go into the international matches with more confidence,” he added.
While talking about his association with RCB, Chahal revealed that he wants to play for RCB all through his life. He added the team has been more of a family and he is enjoying his stay with one of the most-love franchises.
“It’s like a family to me, when I came here in 2014 I never thought that I’ll play for this franchise. I really enjoy when I come to Bengaluru and I only want to play for RCB in the IPL throughout my life,” said Chahal.
In this season, Chahal has bagged 14 wickets in 10 games. He conceded 294 runs off 234 deliveries.
Overall, in 80 matches, Chahal has picked 96 wickets.
Chahal enjoys Kohli, de Villiers partnership:
Chahal is enjoying the company of Kohli and star Proteas cricketer AB de Villiers.
“They are two legends: One is a number one batsman (Kohli) and the other has retired but he is a 360-degree player (AB de Villiers) so it is a privilege to play alongside them,” Chahal further said.
Recently, after losing six games on the trot, before beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on the bounce.
Chahal spoke about his experience while playing at home base; M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Furthermore, he reiterated that he is bowling according to the situation to learn the niceties of it.
“When you play at Chinnaswamy Stadium, it is very loud and the crowd is always supporting you. But whenever I bowl I just try to focus on my game and my situation like where to bowl. So, I am used to it now and it is nothing new for me,” Chahal added.
So far, while hanging on a thin thread, RCB has won three games in 10 matches. They’re placed eighth on the table with six points.
Besides, RCB will hosts Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on April 24 (Wednesday).
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