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Chahal Praises Aggressive Captain, Virat Kohli

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| September 18 , 2017 , 17:26 IST

Yuzvendra Chahal the Indian leg-spinner feels that playing under Virat Kohli who is known as an aggressive player as well as an aggressive skipper helped him to do well under pressure.

Chahal told reporters after the big win last night. "Wrist spinners are mostly attacking but when your captain is so attacking, you get freedom to attack more."

He also added, "But sometimes, we also have to take a step back and you change your plans." He gave only 30 runs and took three wickets that helped India to secure the big win last night against Australia, he said having great spinners like Kuldeep Yadav

He gave only 30 runs and took three wickets that helped India to secure the big win last night against Australia, he said having great spinners like Kuldeep Yadav alongside him made things easy for him, and both of them made plans according to the game situation when they bowled in tandem.

"We (both him and Kuldeep) go by the situation and since both of us are naturally aggressive bowlers, we look for wickets. We look at things depending upon the situation If Kuldeep bowls first, I tell him where the ball is spinning from and how we can get him out," said the Indian spin bowler."

"Because we both look for wickets, there is no point in playing safe. You don't win matches that way," he added.

Chahal, who came to notice with a chain of impressive performances for
Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, said the experience of bowling to Glenn Maxwell in the T20 game helped him in getting the wickets of the Australian batsmen.

"I have bowled a lot to him (Maxwell) in the Indian Premier League. (Today) We had to spin him out. We could not play defensive. It was important to change our lines. If he plays a good shot, that's fine. If he scores outside off, then he could get out," he said.The leg-spinner also added that Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni specifically

The leg-spinner also added that Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni specifically
told him to bowl outside off (stump) and mix it up when bowling yesterday.

He also said "Kuldeep's deliveries come in. So, Mahi bhai and Virat bhai
asked me to push it outside and keep checking his feet. (Bowl) outside off and mix it up."

He also appreciated Hardik Pandya and Dhoni’s performance in the game last night and said their 118-run partnership turned things around for India though the bowlers did the job of suppressing the Australian batsmen.

"The way the wicket behaved, Mahi bhai and Pandya batted outstandingly. If we reached 230-240 and there was turn, we had Kuldeep and Kedar bhai. Obviously at 87 for 5, Australia were 70 per cent in the game. But the way they played, the momentum that came through (Adam) Zampa's over, and on this wicket 280 was a winning total. In the end, we bowled quite well."

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