Ashish Nehra is of the opinion that Yuzvendra Chahal played with an aggressive mindset and picked three wickets following the third T20I against South Africa. Nehra also added that Chahal completely destroyed the middle order as he trapped them with his flight by casting a winning spell.
India won the third T20I of the series against South Africa and Yuzvendra Chahal played a big role in it. India posted a total of 179/5 in the first innings and a superb bowling performance from them helped the team win. Harshal Patel picked four wickets for 25 runs while Chahal scalped three after conceding 20 runs. Chahal’s spell turned the game in favor of the Indian team and he relied on traditional leg rotation deliveries to return batters.
Ashish Nehra also praised the spinner saying he bowls with an attacking mindset.
“The aggressive Chahal was on the bill today, the one we know. He varied his length and pace very well today. After the last game, Chahal must have thought he was a bit defensive,” Nehra said on Cricbuzz.
Chahal picked crucial wickets from Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen and Heinrich Klaasen destroying the opposition middle order. His spell reduced South Africa from 38/2 to 71/5 and turned the game in favor of the hosts. Chahal bowled the ball well with stolen deliveries. He cheated batters in the air, also winning the “man of the match” award.
“Chahal had completely trapped the batters with his steal. He completely dismantled the middle order on his own and by the time he was through with his first three overs the game was well out of South Africa’s reach. South,” he explained.
“Chahal and India ticked most of the boxes especially in the second set. So they will definitely gain confidence in this game. Although we all know what Chahal is capable of, the fact is he missed the squad for the World Cup last time.”
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