He varies his line so beautifully – Aakash Chopra on Yuzvendra Chahal

Written by Abhishek Patil

Former batter Aakash Chopra reckoned that Yuzvendra Chahal is the very best among the current bunch of cricketers when it comes to classical leg-spin bowling. The 31-year-old has been an integral part of the Indian limited-overs setup ever since he made his debut way back in 2016.

The tweaker recently won the Purple Cap in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after he picked up 27 wickets from 17 matches.

“Yuzvendra Chahal is an amazing bowler. He bowls differently from everyone else. Generally, all leg-spinners doing well in T20s bowl more googlies and fewer leg-spinners and try to finish the ball within the three stumps. He (Chahal) varies his line so beautifully that you feel that the guy is a Grandmaster,” Chopra was quoted as saying on his official YouTube channel.

Chopra mentioned that Chahal gets a lot of purchase from the surface when he bowls on the stumps. “If the ball pitches within the three stumps, it is in my arc and I can play a shot very easily, but if it pitches outside the leg stump, it becomes difficult to play a shot.

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