Yuzvendra Chahal went for 80 runs from his ten overs in Mohali and took just one wicket. He was criticized for his bowling in the fourth ODI of the five-match ODI series against Australia. Former Sri Lankan spinner and World Cup winner Muttiah Muralitharan has come out in his support. He feels Chahal is a champion bowler and not some robot who can take five wickets in every game.
“You cannot expect the kid to pick five wickets every time he goes out to bowl. He is a champion bowler and has been bowling really well in the last two years. He has shown that he has the variety and the guile to dismiss opposition batsmen. It is a case of him failing in one game and trust me, he is no robot. You cannot put pressure on the boy by expecting him to deliver in every game. Have some patience,” he told IANS.
Former India spinner EAS Prasanna thinks one bad game cannot ruin Chahal’s good work over the years.
“How many games has he played? Around 50 (41)? Are you telling me he has played so many ODIs for the country just like that? Let us be patient with the boy. I think the Australian players have over the years become good players of leg-spin and there is no reason to worry. He has the caliber and has proved himself in the last couple of years,” he said.