“Psychological Blow”: Sunil Gavaskar on Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal handed up 49 runs in four overs in the second T20I on Sunday in Cuttack.

India’s cricket team delivered a poor showing in the second Twenty20 International against South Africa in Cuttack on Sunday. After the hosts’ batting had piled up 148/6 in 20 overs, the bowlers were unable to produce anything special, and the Proteas reached the target in 18.2 overs. Only Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled well, taking 4/13 in four overs, but India’s bowlers were pricey. So, Star India’s Yuzvendra Chahal was the most costly, with a score of 4-0-49-1. So, Sunil Gavaskar had something to say about Yuzvendra Chahal.

Sunil Gavaskar on Yuzvendra Chahal

In the 16th over, Heinrich Klassen (81, 46b) smacked Yuzvendra Chahal for three sixes, resulting in 23 runs. After that Sunil Gavaskar, a former India captain says Yuzvendra Chahal has experienced a “psychological setback.”

“Going into the next game, it’s also a psychological setback.” In the following game, Yuzvendra Chahal will think about which line he should bowl. He could give the ball a little more air if he’s bowling slightly outside the arc. Sunil Gavaskar commented after the match on Star Sports. “All of these factors will be something Yuzvendra Chahal would have to consider.”

“Or, for that matter, the Indian bowlers.” It’s only one more day till the next game. The day after that is a travel day. This is something they ought to look into. When they’re giving runs, they need to tighten up their bowling a little bit because they’re allowing 13-15 runs per over. It’s alright if you give up two boundaries in an over but only eight or nine during the innings. It becomes difficult when you contemplate things like conceding 13, 15, or 20 points.”

On Sunday, Klaasen followed in the footsteps of Rassie Van der Dussen! striking a career-best 81 as South Africa overcame India by four wickets on a difficult pitch to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series.

On a two-paced track where most batsmen battled. Klaasen made it appear deceptively easy in his 46-ball knock, blasting seven fours and five big sixes to help his team chase down a target of 149 with 10 balls to spare.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, who came in as a late substitute for injured Quinton de Kock, smashed three sixes from Yuzvendra Chahal to virtually finish the pursuit.

Harshal Patel bowled him for a six, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Wayne Parnell in the next over to finish with a superb 4-0-13-4.

However, they just needed three runs from the final two overs to win, and David Miller (20 not out) won the match, giving the Proteas a 2-0 lead heading into the Vizag T20I on June 14.

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