Chahal shares his experience with RCB over the years, wants to be back with them

Chahal shares his experience with RCB over the years, wants to be back with them

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.”

With the mega auction scheduled for February 12 and 13, Chahal wishes to resume his IPL duties for Royal Challengers. But says he will give his all no matter which franchise he plays for.

“The journey for eight years [with Royal Challengers] has been memorable. There is no right to match [which the franchise used to retain him in 2018] this time, so I will go to whoever pays the most for me,” he said. “This is the first time where I might end up going to another team because there is no right to match. I am ready to go to any team. As a professional player, you should be ready to play for any team.
Chahal openly admits his desire to play for RCB again from IPL 2022
“Obviously, I want to go to RCB again. But I won’t feel bad if I go somewhere else. All of them have to build new teams. Whoever takes me, I have no problem. I will continue to give my 100%. But yes, when you go to a new franchise, it takes a little time to adjust. But that’s why we call ourselves professional players.”
 
Let’s have a look at Chahal’s numbers for RCB – caution! They are too impressive. Chahal has been one of Royal Challengers’ core players for many years now after moving there from Mumbai Indians prior to the 2014 season. In 113 matches for them, he has bagged 138 scalps at an economy rate of just over 7.50. These are good figures no matter the opposition or venue, but even more impressive when one considers that he has played a large chunk of his IPL matches – 41 out of 114 overall – at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, which is famously small, and a ground where high totals are a normality; the average first-innings run rate there is 8.75, the highest among venues to have hosted at least 20 matches in the IPL.
 
“I didn’t have much experience [in 2014], and I had watched even very good spinners getting hit at that ground,” Chahal reminisced. “Then Vettori sir told me, ‘This is a small ground, as you know, so you have to go for wickets. If you give 30 runs in four overs, I want one wicket. If you go for 35 runs, I am happy with two wickets. If you go for 40, make sure you get three wickets.’ So I realised the importance of wickets on that ground.

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

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