"Our relationship is beyond our cricket,” Yuzvendra on Rohit Sharma

It is known among the cricketing circle the bond between Rohit Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal is unbreakable. Both of them share great chemistry with each other. When asked Yuzvendra Chahal about his bond with Rohit Sharma, he also confirmed it. Rohit Sharma has recently been appointed as captain of the T20 squad after Virat Kohli relinquish his duties due to Captaincy that affected his batting as well. 

As India is about to begin a new ear under the New leadership of Rohit Sharma,
Chahal stressed the fact that his relationship with Rohit Sharma is based on the deep trust that helps him even inside the ground. 

Speaking to the Times of India on playing under Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal said:

“I have always had a special bond with Rohit. We are like family. Be it him or Ritika Bhabhi, they have always treated me like a younger brother. We always went out together for dinner.

“Whenever we are on the field, I always share my views with him, like the time we got Kuldeep (Yadav) to bowl from a certain end to Babar Azam in the 2019 World Cup and got him out.”

The 31-year-old added:

“Our relationship is beyond our cricket. That helps on the field too when you trust someone so much. It’s always good to know that if I share something with him, there will be a positive response and vibe.”

The newly-appointed captain will have his first taste of Full-time captain of India against New Zealand in the upcoming T-20 match scheduled to be held in Jaipur. 

Previously, Rohit Sharma has assumed the responsibility of India’s captaincy on 19 occasions in the absence of Virat Kohli where he managed to win on 15 occasions. 

Yuzvendra Chahal is the main leg-spinner of India, however, he was left out of the T20 world cup in the favour of Rahul Chahar, a move that did not pay off well for the team. 

When asked about this decision to be left out of the T20 World cup and his great comeback in the second phase of the IPL, this is what he had to say. 

“I was not dropped in four years and then I got dropped for such a marquee event. I felt really bad. I was down for two-three days. But then I knew the second leg of the IPL was still around the corner.

“I went back to my coaches and spoke to them a lot. My wife and family were constantly encouraging me. My fans kept putting out motivational posts. That buoyed me. I decided to back my strengths and overcome my confusion. I couldn’t have sulked for long because that would have impacted my IPL form.”

Chahal finished with 18 wickets in IPL 2021, the second-highest for RCB after Harshal Patel’s record tally of 32 scalps. He will look to keep up the good work in the three-match bilateral series against the Kiwis.

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