India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal marked his presence at the Red Bull Campus Cricket National Finals 2023 in Dehradun. In the final of the women’s edition, RTC College Ranchi and Rizvi College Mumbai locked horns, where Mumbai took the trophy home by taking down their opponents by 10 runs. As the Indian spinner bowled a ball in the big game, an MTB freestyler was seen displaying his skillset.
A video has been doing rounds on social media from the June 2, Friday, game at the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy, Dehradun, where a Mountain Bike (MTB) freestyler was caught displaying his skills. Needless to say, the exceptional show put up by the freestyler left everyone, including the 32-year-old spinner amazed. During the game, Chahal talked about his game and guided youngsters.
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Affectionately called Yuzi by his teammates and fans, Chahal talked about how his game has improved after being associated with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League 2023. Speaking to IANS, he said, "When I joined Rajasthan Royals last year, Sanju Samson (skipper) told me that I have to bowl at least one over in death overs. And this year, I bowled even two at the death, which boosted my confidence and I feel my performance has also improved by 20-25 per cent because of that.”
In addition to this, Chahal, who became the leading wicket-taker in the IPL during the 16th edition doesn’t believe in trying too many things. He added, "I didn't try anything new during this IPL 2023 season. Having four-five variations is enough for me and I focus only on how to use that properly."
After making his debut in 2016, the right-hand leg spinner, Chahal has only played white-ball formats and is yet to make his Test debut. He further added, "Definitely, I have that desire to play Test cricket. When I started my U-14 cricket, it was from red ball only. It's a different feeling when someone calls you a Test player."