“Rishabh Pant Made A Minor Mistake”: Yuzvendra Chahal surprised India by bowling only two overs in the first T20I against South Africa.
Former India bowler Ashish Nehra questioned India captain Rishabh Pant’s choice to use Yuzvendra Chahal for only 2.1 overs while reviewing the game.
After losing to South Africa in the opening T20I of the five-match series at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Thursday. India’s 12-game winning streak in the shortest format came to an end. India failed to defend a 212-run mark as South Africa won with spectacular performances from Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller. Former India bowler Ashish Nehra questioned India captain Rishabh Pant! Choice to use Yuzvendra Chahal for only 2.1 overs while analyzing the game.
Ashish Nehra said on Yuzvendra chahal bowling
“To begin with, the other team chased down a 212-run target in only two overs from Yuzvendra Chahal. It’s not like he let up 22 runs in a single inning. The runs are constantly flowing, as you can see. So seeing a bowler like Chahal bowl only two overs was extremely surprising “On Cricbuzz, Ashish Nehra stated.
“Even if you’re thinking about the right-left combo, you should’ve delivered the ball to Yuzvendra Chahal!” he added, “particularly because you gave two to Axar at the moment.”
Pant also missed a trick or two by not bringing in Yuzvendra Chahal while Miller and van der Dussen were slamming boundaries with ease. According to Ashish Nehra, who coached Gujarat Titans to the IPL 2022 triumph.
“There was a time when you thought that, despite the fact that we hadn’t taken any wickets, we’d managed to keep the runs flowing. You should’ve called Yuzvendra Chahal in once Miller started hitting boundaries and the equation was down to 11 or 12 RPO. I think Rishabh Pant made a minor blunder there “he explained.
As South Africa chased down the score with seven wickets and five balls to spare. Van der Dussen and Miller remained undefeated on 75 (46) and 64 (31) runs, respectively.
The second T20I will now be contested on Sunday, June 12 at Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium.