Team India leg-spinner Yuvzendra Chahal began the day by finding himself out of the playing eleven for the first T20I against Australia. He ended it as man of the match. If you did not follow proceedings at the Manuka Oval on Friday, you wouldn’t believe what transpired. Chahal came in as concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja and picked up 3 for 25 to sink Australia’s chase of 162. Earlier, Jadeja blazed away to an unbeaten 44 from 23 to lift India to a competitive total.
Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has issued an apology after a furore emerged over an alleged ‘casteist’ remark he made during a recent conversation with Rohit Sharma. A clip from the video chat, in which Yuvraj allegedly made that ‘casteist’ slur while joking about India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, went viral on social media, leading to widespread criticism of the ex-cricketer on social media.
Even as India celebrated their maiden 2-1 ODI series triumph over Australia in Australia, legendary Sunil Gavaskar criticised Cricket Australia for giving a meagre cheque of Rs 500 US dollars as prize money
Yuzvendra Chahal defended MS Dhoni’s strange innings at Lord’s, stating it was a chance for him to get a knock. India were 140 for 4 chasing 323 when Dhoni came into bat but managed only 37 from 59 balls as India went down by 86 runs.