Despite his team’s disastrous performance in the first round of IPL 2019, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been in a sensational form so far in this season. He has bagged eight wickets from four games at an impressive average of 13.12. He is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament.
It is a great feeling
Chahal surpassed Imran Tahir last night to be awarded with the Purple Cap for the most wickets in the season. Chahal picked up two crucial wickets of Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler in the yesterday’s encounter, but still couldn’t prevent his side from inviting its fourth consecutive defeat. After the match, Chahal mentioned that it does feel great to win the Purple Cap, but there is a regret that his team ended up on the losing side.
“Obviously it is a great feeling if you are the highest wicket taker in the tournament, but sad that we didn’t win the match,” quoted Yuzvendra Chahal.
You need to stay positive
While speaking about the defeats, Chahal mentioned that they still have 10 games to make a definite comeback in the tournament. He noted that it is very important to stay positive in such situations. “It is the fourth loss in a row, but we have 10 games to comeback. You need to stay positive in such a situation,” Chahal added.
Chahal stated that leg-spinners have a lot of variations in their armory as compared to the rest of the bowlers. He reckoned that they get a lot more turn off the surface. Chahal has been a sensational performer for RCB in the recent years and also has a great record at the home venue, M. Chinnaswamy stadium. The leg-spinner revealed that he is very used to the conditions in Bangalore and thus, he likes bowling at the Chinnaswamy.
“Leg spinners have many variations compared to other bowlers. We also get more turn from the surface. The googly and top spinner also spin more. I am used to conditions there, sixth year with RCB, and I like bowling at the Chinnaswamy,” concluded the RCB leg-spinner.