IND vs WI: Worked on bowling side-arm, googly is my strong weapon says Yuzvendra Chahal

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IND vs WI: Worked on bowling side-arm, googly is my strong weapon says Yuzvendra Chahal
IND vs WI: Worked on bowling side-arm, googly is my strong weapon says Yuzvendra Chahal

IND vs WI: Worked on bowling side-arm, googly is my strong weapon says Yuzvendra Chahal

IND vs WI: India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal said that he worked on bowling sidearm when he was out of the team and realized that the googly is his best weapon.

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.