Yuzvendra Chahal has already become a major name in itself in the dugout of Indian Cricket team. Starting with his variations with the ball and his subtle changes in pace, he has already earned so many accolades and wickets alike since he made his ODI debut in 2016 against Zimbabwe. Lately, his consistency in the wrist work made him a stellar performer for Indian side hence with time he very soon introduced him one of the mainstays of the Indian team.
Being present at the chat show ‘Breakfast with Champions’, Chahal spoke his heart out about his inspiration-“Virat bhaiya (big brother) inspires me a lot. On and off the field, he has always been very helpful in nature and it aids me a lot. He told me that my life has changed and I need to stay fit. Now I know that fitness is important. Even I am feeling better after working out.”
Talking about his inspiration, Chahal also went on disclosing the name of his cricketing hero and the equation he shares with him- “Shane Warne was my cricketing hero while growing up. Initially, my action, during under 14 was similar to Warne. In this action, in Haryana under 19, I changed my action in the middle of the match. In this attempt, I ran a little longer knowing that there will be less spin and that paid dividends. That turned out to be my best decision. I always stay calm in pressure situations because now I am mentally strong.”
Chahal also added his comments on the special relationship he shares with the India opener Rohit Sharma and expressed- “He is always there for me. I feel comfortable talking to him”, he said.
Chahal possesses a unique record in limited-overs formats. In his bag, he has 43 ODI wickets in 23 matches and 35 T20I scalps to his name in 21 matches. He kick-started his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in 2016. Recently his stint in Indian Premier League (IPL), playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), took him 12 wickets in 14 matches at an economy of 7.26.