March 7, 2021
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I have developed two variations of googly: Yuzvendra Chahal

I have developed two variations of googly: Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal who has become a vital part of Indian spin department in the limited overs has said that he has developed two variations of googly, which will benefit him in the long run.

“I have two googlies — one closer to the head and one more side-arm. So I try to mix it up. Batsmen have to look at the head position, so it is an advantage for me,” Chahal said ahead of India’s T20 encounter against Ireland.

Chahal believes a leg spinner has more variations than a left-arm spinner.

“For example, a left-arm spinner can have only two variations, but a leg spinner has atleast four variations so the batsmen are always thinking about what he is going to face next, he said.

The RCB bowler feels that the current conditions in England will help his cause.

“Wrist spinners are a recent trend, and it is not like without wrist spin you cannot win here. But I think conditions here (in Ireland and England) will help spinners. English spinners have picked up wickets in the ODI series against Australia, so that is encouraging for us. England have scored 400-plus tall scores against Australia, and not us, he added.

Chahal also talked about the importance of the England tour, which will be his first appearance at the English soil.

“Every tour is important for us, but for me especially this is an important one because I have come here for the first time, whether it is Ireland or England. Yesterday, I bowled in the nets in London and the weather was hot, almost same as in the sub-continent.

“I hope the weather stays the same and I am looking forward to more hot days like that. Whether I get to play in the first T20 or the second, I am going to enjoy my outing here, he said.

The fast that Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have formed a lethal partnership for India’s bowling department in no secret to anyone. Chahal said that the attacking quality amongst them fetches them wickets.

“Whenever Kuldeep and I come on to bowl, we look to take wickets in the middle overs and put pressure on the batsmen. Taking wickets in the middle overs is the easiest way to put pressure on the opposition,” the Haryana spinner added.

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