Chahal TV has become quite popular with time. Indian wrist-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal interviews Indian cricketers in this special segment released by the BCCI.
This time, Chahal interviewed a woman cricketer for a welcome change. India’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana appeared on Chahal TV.
She joked that Chahal’s batting has greatly inspired her. “Yes, yes. I was inspired a lot after seeing you bat in the 4th ODI (vs New Zealand in Hamilton). I felt like I have to develop my game. You’re one my inspirations when it comes to batting,” Smriti Mandhana said.
Mandhana has been in brilliant form for India in the ongoing tour of New Zealand. The left-hander is currently the world No.1 ranked batter in Women ODIs.
Mandhana also reflected on hitting gold in the 2018 ICC Cricket awards and said: “I am very happy to have won the ICC Player ofthe Year award. When Jhulu di (Jhulan Goswami) had won it, I was a kid. I read it in newspapers. It feels nice.”
The Indian southpaw also opened up on sharing jersey number 18 with India captain Virat Kohli.
The 22 years old said, “I wanted number 7 on the back of my jersey. My roll number at school was 7. But someone else had already taken 7. Vikas sir, our team manager, then suggested me to take 18 (Virat Kohli’s jersey number). I knew it only a couple of years ago that Virat also has been playing with 18 on the back of his jersey.”
World No 1 batter makes her debut on Chahal TV@mandhana_smriti has been taking her batting inspiration from this leg spinner ??. Find out who it is in this fun segment of @yuzi_chahal TV – by @RajalArora
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