IPL 2020: The slow nature of the wickets allowed me to attack more, said Rahul Chahar of Mumbai Indians

IPL 2020: The slow nature of the wickets allowed me to attack more, said Rahul Chahar of Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians leg-spinner Rahul Chahar on Thursday said that slow-moving pitches in the UAE and bigger grounds than India have allowed him to consistently attack batsmen in the Indian Premier League.

Chahar has taken 11 wickets in nine matches with a decent economy rate of 7.40. When asked to compare between the pitches here in Mumbai and the Wankhede, Chahar said, “In the early matches, we felt that the wickets (here) were similar to the Wankhede Stadium … easy for the batsmen.”

“Now the wicket is slowly slowing down, and so I have to adjust the length. He said, “In Wankhede the spinner was supposed to bowl a short ball like five meters in length, but here we are bowling fuller, because the grounds are bigger and the pitches are a bit slower, we can bowl fuller, and attack the batsmen. can do.” On Friday on the eve of their game against CSK.

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Chahar also feels that wrist spinners are more successful as they can bowl freely as they grow up in the UAE. Another example is Yuzvendra Chahal of RCB, who has taken 15 wickets so far.

“Maybe, the field is bigger, they (wrist spinners) are gaining freedom and bowling freely, can fly and a leg spinner is not easy to hit when compared to other spinners. The flight gives, yes and so they succeed, ”she said.

21-year-old Leggie also revealed that Zaheer Khan, former Team India fast bowler, who is part of the team’s support staff, is his man and pushed him to attack.

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“I go to Zaheer Bhaiya (Zaheer Khan), because since last year, I can understand whatever he is saying to me. He also understands my type of bowling and sometimes he sits for an hour when I bowl.

“Last year he took a separate session with me and told me problems and solutions and I always go to him.

“Initially I was doing safe balls, I was not attacking, but he kept telling me that you are an attacking bowler and can take wickets, attack, don’t worry if you are hitting sixes. He gives me confidence. ” The young spinner said, “Bowling freely.”

According to Chahar, he can score runs as well as batsmen depending on the condition of the match.

He said, “I like to attack … The job of a leg-spinner is to take wickets, so that if I get into it, I feel that I should throw a ball, which will give me a wicket.”

“A batsman or a bowler in season 1, does not know his weakness, but in the second season everyone reads and comes” …. They are watching videos of how you bowl, what is your thinking, so this It is tough in the second season and you have to be smart and the batsman should read where he is playing, so you have to remember where you bowled last year, it is a mind game, ”he said.


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