IND vs WI: Worked on bowling side-arm, googly is my strong weapon says Yuzvendra Chahal
On Sunday, India beat West Indies by six wickets in the opening One-Day International, with spinner Chahal taking four wickets and Rohit Sharma hitting a fifty to lead the hosts. Chahal surpassed the 100-wicket mark in the first ODI.
“It is a nice feeling, my career has seen ups and downs. I have managed to get 100 wickets in ODIs, it is a big moment. Did not think that I will achieve the feat early in my career. I have changed my angles, other bowlers used to bowl side-arm. So I worked on that when I was not in the team,” Chahal told skipper Rohit Sharma in a video posted on BCCI.TV.
“I was not bowling googly in the South Africa series. When there are big-hitting batters, they tend to go after spinners. Googly is my strong weapon, the more I bowl it, the more I will achieve success,” he added.
India bowled out the West Indies for 176 runs and then chased down the target in 28 overs to win by six wickets. India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series with this victory.
The second One-Day International will be played on Wednesday at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.