Sanjay Manjrekar hails wily leggie Yuzvendra Chahal's character

Updated: Nov 23, 2017, 19:25 IST | Subodh Mayure

Test batsman-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar rates wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal very highly in terms of his confidence level while bowling in the shorter version of the game

Test batsman-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar rates wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal very highly in terms of his confidence level while bowling in the shorter version of the game. 


Sanjay Manjrekar (right), Lalchand Rajput and Padmakar Shivalkar release Anindya Dutta's (left) book yesterday

Speaking on the sidelines of the book launch of Anindya Dutta's Spell-binding Spells yesterday, Manjrekar said: "When I watch Chahal what strikes me about him, is that he's a wily character. He must weigh around 42 kg I think, but he has got a massive heart and great courage. I've never seen a bowler in a T20 game, on a flat pitch, having the courage to bowl the ball right there in the zone where the batsman can loft it for a six. But he does that. He thinks about how he can get his wicket; he backs himself."

Chahal has taken 21 wickets in 14 ODIs at an average of 27.19, and 18 wickets off 12 T20Is at 18.83. His best of 6-25 came in the win over England in the third T20I in February.

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