Colombo: Considering the tough fight for a place in the Indian team, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal wants to make the most of every opportunity to cement his place in the team ahead of the T20 World Cup. Chahal, having performed well during the current limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, has recovered from a poor performance in the postponed Indian Premier League.
India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs
Yuzvendra Chahal said after India’s 38-run win over Sri Lanka in the first T20, ‘Definitely healthy competition. If you have a group of around 30 players, of course all are good players. All the spinners are doing well. As a spinner you know at least two spinners are ready, who have done well here and in the IPL.
Chahal wants to take advantage of every opportunity
Yuzvendra Chahal said, ‘All I can do is to perform well on every occasion. If you do well, you will get a chance to play and if you don’t, then whether it is me or someone else, you will have to sit out. “So whenever the ball is in my hand, I don’t think about others and just focus on my game,” Chahal said.
T20 World Cup will be played in October-November
The T20 World Cup will be played in the UAE in October-November. Chahal took one wicket for 19 runs in four overs in the first T20 against Sri Lanka. He told about his daily routine during the lockdown. He said, ‘When I was not playing, I worked very hard with my bowling coach. I wanted to know why I didn’t do well in some matches. That’s why I worked on these things during the lockdown.
Chahal bowled these changes
Chahal said, ‘I bowled with a target of one wicket. Practiced with my friends where I should bowl. This type of bowling has been my strong side. Before coming on this tour, I told myself that I can do well. Chahal said that the more confident he is, the better he performs. He said, ‘During the lockdown, I reviewed my bowling but I did not want to change too much. I spoke to Bharat Arun sir and sat here with Paras Mahambre sir and Rahul Dravid sir and talked about my bowling. I also watched my videos.’
Fierce practice in lockdown
Chahal said that in the meantime he also spoke to former Indian off-spinner Jayant Yadav. He said, ‘During the lockdown, we could not go on the field due to Kovid, but I got three chances to go on the field in my hometown and then I practiced with Jayant Yadav with whom I have been playing since childhood. I bowled to him and discussed it. The main thing is that the more confidence I bowl with, the better I perform.