indian leg spinner yuzvendra chahalwho caught four wickets in the first ODI against the West Indies here, has credited the new cue ball captain rohit sharma for the performance, saying the star hitter made him realize that the more googlies he threw, the more effective his leg breaks would be.
India won the match by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here.
“We had talked before the game. What you said before the match, what I missed in South Africa, I didn’t bowl again, so it was on my mind,” Chahal told Rohit in an interview broadcast on ‘bcci.tv’.
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“Hard hitters decide that if the ball is in his box, he’s going for the shot…so when you said, ‘the more googlies you play, the more effective your leg spin will be.’ I threw that at you in the nets and I realized it, ”explained the 31-year-old player.
According to Chahal, when he was not on the national team, he worked to change his bowling angles.
“I changed my angles, there are slow windows here. When he wasn’t on the team, she pondered what improvements could be made.
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“I saw other bowlers, who became the side arm for bowling these grounds. I realized when I shoot into the nets, the ball moves faster and you need more wrist,” he explained.
The Haryana player, who took his 100th ODI wicket here on Sunday by sacking Nicholas Pooran, said it was a good feeling to reach the milestone.
“It’s a good feeling (taking 100 ODI wickets). There have been ups and downs in my five-year career, but it’s a good feeling that you take 100 wickets in any format, which is a big deal.
“I never thought it would happen so soon. I continued with what I was still doing,” Chahal concluded.