File photo of Sanjay Bangar.© BCCI
After being snubbed for the T20 World Cup 2021, leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal staged a remarkable turnaround by finishing as the highest wicket taker of IPL 2022 and then playing a starring role in the international series T20 against South Africa, despite their runs. in the first two matches of the five-match contest. Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has predicted the ace spinner will be an asset to the team led by Rohit Sharma when they travel to Australia in October for the 2022 T20 World Cup.
“Yuzvendra Chahal is a player who was missed a lot in the last World Cup. He will definitely become an asset in Australia and give the Indian team good success,” Bangar said on Star Sports.
“If there is a leg beater who has played regularly for India for a long time, it is Anil Kumble. After Anil Kumble, if there is a wrist beater who has played regularly for India or long , that’s Yuzvendra Chahal,” he added.
Bangar also said the way Chahal came back after being dear in the first two games against South Africa showed he had a “big heart”.
“Absolutely, it played a huge role. The size of your heart is tested. When you learn how to get hit and you’re not afraid of getting hit, you learn how to bowl,” Bangar said.
“He changes his stitching position slightly, plays different lines, that’s been his strength. He’s brought a really good aspect to his game, which is playing on wider lines for right-handers and left-handers. This learning that ‘he’s only from Chinnaswamy,’ he explained.
Chahal took six wickets in the five matches against South Africa and was the second highest wicket-taker in the series.
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