Chahal Says: This time I wasn’t expecting a call-up

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

Yuzvendra Chahal is yet to play a Test match for India. Since the 2019 World Cup, Chahal has an average of 37.68 in 17 T20Is and has picked up 17 wickets. His economic rate is also not impressive at 9.13. In ODIs, Chahal has 8 wickets in five matches since the World Cup.

Chahal expected his maiden Test call-up for the upcoming England series. He is disappointed after missing out on the Test squad. Chahal last played an ODI in 2020 and his last T20I in the series against England before the IPL.

Talking to Sports Tak, Yuzvendra Chahal expressed his disappointment in missing out on the Indian Test squad.

“This time I wasn’t expecting a call-up. But yes, when England toured India and some of our spinners were injured, I felt somewhere that my name my prop up,” Chahal told Sports Tak.

“You see Axar came in and did well. Ashwin, Jadeja, and Kuldeep are already there, so you feel that 3-4 players are already in the reckoning and it will be difficult for you to get a chance. Especially when they are performing so well. Ashwin bhaiyya completed 400 Test wickets and Jaddu Pa has over 250 wickets. Looking at them you feel that you have to improve more to get a chance,” Chahal admitted.

“Obviously, you want to wear the whites. If someone calls you a Test player, there is a no bigger compliment. In the last 3-4 years, I have picked 50 wickets in the ten first-class matches, out of which two are India A games,” Chahal revealed.



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