India Legend Questions Rishabh Pant’s Decision to Not Fully Utilise Yuzvendra Chahal’s Quota of Overs

The Indian team’s hopes for a new record of consecutive T20I wins were dashed Thursday night with South Africa chasing the 212 Mammoth in Delhi for a win by seven wickets and thus ending India’s winning streak at 12 – the most joint in T20I history.

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Indian bowlers had a day off and a couple of drop catches didn’t help their cause either. However, questions arise about the tactics reserve captain Rishabh Pant used not to use legspinner Josvendra Chahal’s full four-ounce serving in excess.

Chahal, the purple hat winner at the IPL 2022, has only thrown 13 deliveries and leaked 26 runs, but former India footballer Zuhair Khan believes the basketball player is an attacking bowler who has the potential to come back and break partnerships even though he wants to run .

talking on krickposZuhair has said in the past that Chahal has shown he might have a day off but he has a knack for taking the wicket and Pant would do well in reconsidering his calls during the opening T20I series played at Aaron Jaitley Stadium.

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“Not using Yuzvendra Chahal’s full quota of four amounts is something that Rishabh Pant will look into in hindsight and the team management will have conversations about. Because we have seen Chahal do it – he is having a tough day but he has that ability to come back and take a share,” Zuhair said. His request for the Indian team to win this match is to bring the next hitter. So the call was in your hand.”

Zuhair said the fact that left-armed player Aksar Patel went 19 times in the final may have allowed Pant to make the call that bowling with slow bowlers wouldn’t be the best option and so he didn’t bring Chahal back for another term.

“It might be in hindsight Rishabh Pant would definitely try to analyze the game and see what he could have done differently. Perhaps Aksar who finished running could have given him an indication that spin is not the right choice now. Shahal’s ability is even greater. He could have been. To create an opportunity – he can run but he can give you a share. The match would have been different.”

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