“Rishabh Pant Made A Minor Mistake”: In the first T20I against South Africa, Yuzvendra Chahal startled India by delivering only two overs.
While evaluating the game, former India bowler Ashish Nehra questioned India skipper Rishabh Pant’s decision to deploy Yuzvendra Chahal for only 2.1 overs.
After losing the first T20I of the five-match series to South Africa at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Thursday. In the shortest format, India’s 12-game winning streak came to an end. And South Africa won after outstanding performances from Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller. As India failed to defend a 212-run lead. Because of that Ashish Nehra, a former India bowler questioned India skipper Rishabh Pant! While analyzing the game, the decision to use Yuzvendra Chahal for only 2.1 overs was made.
On Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling, Ashish Nehra remarked
“To begin with, the opposite team chased down Yuzvendra Chahal’s 212-run mark in only two overs. So he didn’t give up 22 runs in a single inning. As you can see, the runs are never-ending. It was quite unexpected to watch a bowler like Chahal bowl only two overs. Ashish Nehra started on Cricbuzz.
“Even if you’re thinking about the right-left combo, you should’ve delivered the ball to Yuzvendra Chahal!” he added, “especially since you’ve already given two to Axar!”
Pant also wasted a few opportunities by not bringing in Yuzvendra Chahal, who was slamming boundaries with ease, while Miller and van der Dussen were crashing them with ease. According to Gujarat Titans coach Ashish Nehra, who led the team to the IPL 2022 title.
“There was a period when you believed we’d kept the runs going despite the fact that we hadn’t taken any wickets.” When Miller started hitting boundaries and the equation was down to 11 or 12 RPO, you should’ve called in Yuzvendra Chahal. He explained, “I think Rishabh Pant made a slight misstep there.”
With seven wickets and five balls to spare, South Africa chased down the total. On 75 (46) and 64 (31) runs, respectively, Van der Dussen and Miller stayed undefeated.
The second T20I will now be played at Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium on Sunday, June 12.