Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who became famous following his clinical six-wicket haul during the Twenty20 International (T20I) against England, earlier in 2017, has said that his life has completely changed following the spell, while he feels more responsible in his game now. Chahal came up with incredible figure of 6 for 25, which was the best figure by any Indian bowler till date in T20Is, while he was the third bowler to have the best T20I figure in the history. Chahal, who is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, looks to come up with a similar performance here as well. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Match 27 at Eden gardens
“My life has totally changed after I took six wickets because that was best figures by an Indian [in T20I] and third best overall. So now there is more responsibility for me and pressure. Now I have to do more compared to last year,” said Chahal, as reported by IANS. Speaking on AB de Villiers’s availability for the next game against former 2-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he said, “I think he is ready to play tomorrow. I don’t know about Tymal Mills.” Chahal also feels comfortable following the addition of extra spinners in the side in the form of Samuel Badree and Pawan Negi.
“He [Badree] can bowl in the Powerplay and I can bowl in the middle overs. Then Pawan Negi is there. Now we have two spinners who can bowl in Powerplay, last year it was only me who bowled in Powerplay overs. For me, I love to bowl on flat wickets. I don’t like bowling on turning wickets. It is more difficult to beat the batsman, whereas on a flat wicket you can plan when to bowl sliders and googly. For me, I like pace on the wicket,” Chahal concluded.