After getting thrashed by India in the opening One Day International (ODI), England bounced back and registered a thumping 86-run victory over the Men-in-Blue at the iconic Lord’s stadium. In the second match, England dominated the game both with the bat and the ball. However, amid all the sadness, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal cheered up team India’s dressing room with his on-field antics.
Yuzvendra Chahal hits a beautiful straight drive at the Lord’s. First boundary of his whole ODI career. He raises his bat, team applauds. Kuldeep is all smiles. Lovely moment for Indian cricket. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/k0wS5JPKx4
— Deepak Raj Verma (@iconicdeepak) July 14, 2018
On Saturday, Yuzvendra Chahal scored his first ever boundary in the limited overs game and after hitting the four, he raised his bat towards the Indian dressing room and the incident brought a smile on everyone’s face, including that of skipper Virat Kohli.
Here is the video:
— Vinay Tripathi (@VinayTr85616518) July 14, 2018
After the 86-run defeat in the second match of the three-match ODI series, at the post-match press conference, Chahal aid that Virat Kohli’s wicket was the turning point of the game.
“I think the turning point was the wicket of Virat Kohli because a good partnership was going on. When you chase 322, you need wickets in the end. I also think their spinners bowled well,” Yuzvebdra Chahal said at the post-match press conference, adding, “I think as a team, we conceded 20-25 runs too many at the death. But the credit should go to Willey and Root too because they batted so well in the end. It was a different, slow pitch. If you bowled slow, the batsmen were able to play it easily. When we bowled, there wasn’t as much turn as there was in the second innings.”
RCB spinner Yuzvendra Chahal made his debut in ODI cricket in 2016 against Zimbabwe. So far, Chahal has played 25 ODIs and claimed 45 wickets at an economy rate of 4.75.
In the shortest format of the game, Chahal had taken 42 wickets in his 26 appearances. However, Yuzvendra Chahal is yet to play his maiden Test.