Yuzvendra Chahal highlights difference in captaincy of four Indian skippers

Yuzvendra Chahal highlights difference in captaincy of four Indian skippers
Yuzvendra Chahal highlights difference in captaincy of four Indian skippers

Yuzvendra Chahal highlights difference in captaincy of four Indian skippers

India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal shed light on the contrasting captaincy styles of the four past Indian captains he played under in the white ball format.

Having experienced leadership from Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and currently Hardik Pandya, Chahal was asked about the differences in their captaincy approaches. To this, he asserted that there have been minimal changes across the four captains.
“I see it like a family which has four brothers first was Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni, then came Virat and Rohit, and after that, Hardik came. So the equation is the same and there is no change. On the ground, everybody wants to win and Hardik gives us freedom which we were getting earlier, you can set the field according to yourself. If the plan doesn’t work then he gives his input. Things are similar, a freedom bowler wants they are getting it,” Chahal said in the pre-match conference.

Chahal also expressed his thoughts on his reduced opportunities of late. He believes that the team composition and playing conditions largely determine the final XI.

“I am very happy that I get the opportunity to wear the blue jersey every day. I am with the team now, travel with the team and do net sessions with them, and not at home. It is not an individual game. I have also played chess – that’s an individual game, but this is a team game,” Chahal said.

“When 15 players walk together, only then you win matches. Only 11 can play out of these. I haven’t played in 2-3 series. Before that, I played against England, West Indies Kuldeep did not play then. It comes down to team combination, who you are playing against, where you are playing. If it’s a turning wicket, we will play three spinners. We don’t have a rule that says we have to play only one or two spinners,” Chahal added.

As a key performer for the Indian team in white-ball cricket over the past few years, Chahal has an impressive record with 72 wickets in 72 ODIs at an average of 27.13 and an economy rate of 5.26. His best bowling figures in the 50-over format stand at 6/42.

Looking ahead, India will be eager to level the series as they face West Indies in the second T20I on Sunday at the Providence Stadium.

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