Chahal picked up Dinesh Karthik’s wicket against KKR and gave away only 12 runs in his four overs.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been performing exceptionally for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), captained by Virat Kohli, in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In seven matches, the tweaker has 10 wickets at an economy of 7.07. The 30-year-old already has a couple of three-wicket hauls, showing how much effective he has been in the T20 league.
Amidst all the decent shows with the ball in hand, Chahal has also been involved in a couple of hilarious occasions. During RCB’s match against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai, he was seen, running inside the dressing room after Washington Sundar cleared the boundary. Chahal couldn’t judge the trajectory of the leather and ended up taking the evasive action.
On Monday, October 12, during the Challengers’ game against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, he was involved in another rib-tickling incident. At a time when the RCB players were celebrating one of KKR’s wickets, fast bowler Mohammed Siraj threw the ball at Chahal. However, the later didn’t notice and almost got hit.
Here’s the video:
Chahal 🙃 pic.twitter.com/PZo40ZQIDE
— Thala (@ssmbbakthudu) October 12, 2020
Yuzvendra Chahal shining with the ball
In Monday’s game, Chahal bowled his heart out. In his four overs, he gave away only 12 runs at a mere economy rate of three. The tweaker bowled as many as 13 dot balls to show his class and calibre. Moreover, he didn’t concede a single boundary on a pitch deemed to be a batsman’s paradise.
He got the important wicket of KKR captain Dinesh Karthik, who had returned to form with a sparkling half-century against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. As far as RCB are concerned, Kohli’s men won the game by a mammoth margin of 82 runs in Sharjah.
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, AB de Villiers’ 33-ball 73 guided the RCB to a substantial 194 for the loss of two wickets. While defending the score, RCB restricted the Knights to 112 for nine in 20 overs. Every other bowler returned with at least a wicket.
With the victory, Kohli and Co got themselves up to the third spot in the points table with five wins in their first seven encounters.