India’s ODI leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal trolled himself while wishing captain Virat Kohli on the occasion of his 50th Test as India’s Test captain. Kohli became just second Indian captain to lead the team in 50 Test matches after MS Dhoni.
Chahal, who isn’t part of the Test team, wrote: “Congrats bhaiya ? only 50 more test matches than me ???”
Congrats bhaiya ? only 50 more test matches than me ??? pic.twitter.com/jkmKY7vLxo
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) October 10, 2019
The leg-spinner is not in the scheme of things for the longest format of the game. He did play for India A against South Africa A last year but did not impress. He was later called work in progress by former India A head coach, Rahul Dravid.
Chahal hasn’t play red-ball cricket on a regular basis due to international commitments and will have to play for Harayana in the Ranji Trophy to be in the scheme of things for Test selection. He did play for his state in previous Ranji Trophy season. In 31 first-class matches, Chahal has 84 wickets to his name.
The leg-spinner, along with Kuldeep Yadav, was dropped from the T20I squad after Wold Cup as the selectors gave chances to Washington Sundar and Rahul Chahar. Kuldeep and Chahal are also not expected to be in the squad for Bangladesh T20Is as well.
Meanwhile, Virat created history today by becoming just the second Indian captain to lead India in 50 Tests. He had taken over the captaincy job in 2014, after Dhoni retired from the longest format after the third Test of the series against Australia.
He is already India’s most successful captain with 29 wins from 49 matches. The right-handed batsman is the only Indian captain to have led the team to a victory in Australia Down Under.
Under him, India have lost just one Test at home – against Australia in Pune 2017. Despite a series win Australia, his numbers of foreign soil aren’t impressive as the visitors lost 1-4 in England last year. Earlier in 2018, India also lost three-Test series 1-2 on the tour of South Africa
Kohli had taken over as India’s full-time captain in January 2017 after Dhoni relinquished the post in ODIs and T20Is.