Chahal admits he wants to play for RCB again

Chahal admits he wants to play for RCB again

Yuzvendra Chahal wasn’t troubled by the IPL auction much for most of his years, and now that he must in just over a week, he is happy to go wherever destiny takes him but he desperately wishes to go where he has spent his last eight seasons: Royal Challengers Bangalore. And money doesn’t bother him. “I don’t want to say I want [INR] 15 crore or something, eight crore is enough for me.”
 
All of Chahal’s Royal Challengers’ cricket at the franchise has been under the leadership of Virat Kohli, who is no longer the captain of either India or the team. “I know Virat bhaiyya from the Under-15 days. We played together for one year [for North Zone]. When I went to RCB in 2014, I was very nervous – on the field too,” Chahal revealed in a friendly chat with R Ashwin on his youtube channel.
Chahal talks on his on-field bond with Kohli over the years
“He used to be in the covers, and he was so energetic. And I was a youngster, and he sometimes got angry with me too. So in 2014, when I used to pick up a wicket those days, I used to charge towards the batsman to show my aggression. That happened two-three times, and the match referee spoke to [the coach] Daniel Vettori. Then in one match, I said something bad, and Vettori sir came to me and said, ‘This is not good, you have the potential but if you can change this thing… if you want to run [after picking a wicket], you run towards the covers, to Virat bhaiyya, and say whatever you want to – Virat won’t mind’.
 
“I realised that he [Kohli] had a lot of positive energy. He never tried to change me, he never asked me to bowl this way or that way. We always had two plans, and the first plan was always mine. He would tell me, ‘You plan the way you want to bowl.’ It helped me because I have to bowl, so it helped to think about it, [and] get the field I wanted.”
 
“Sometimes I told him to set whatever field he wanted, so he said, ‘Okay, I will make a couple of changes, you bowl the way you want’. That gives you confidence when a big player – your captain – supports you. In some matches when I gave away runs, he would come running from the boundary to tell me, ‘No problem, you carry on, you will bounce back’. So that boosts you.
 
“He is my senior, but the brotherhood we have, the eight years I have been with RCB – whether off the field or on the field – [means] I can ask him [for] whatever I want, whether it’s something personal or whatever. So there is a bond, which helped me bowl well under him.”

Avishkar Govardhane is a Sports Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News covering the latest Cricket News.

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