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Yuzvendra Chahal: Yuvraj Singh and Muralitharan gave me bowling tips

News 25 May 2014, 11:57 IST
Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

Upcoming Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Yuzvendra Chahal has stated that Yuvraj Singh helped him a lot with his bowling in the IPL this season. Chahal, who has been among the top performers this season, has credited Yuvraj Singh for his success. Yesterday, RCB lost to Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets after an onslaught from MS Dhoni.

Speaking about the season on the whole, Chahal said: “Overall, I am happy with my bowling. Dan sir gave me good support and I worked with him for long sessions. The seniors also were helpful during matches. Yuvi paaji (Yuvraj Singh) and (Muttiah) Muralitharan gave me bowling tips. Everybody supported me - coaches and Virat made me feel comfortable. I did not think I would get many matches, but I was given the chance from the very first game and I capitalised on it.”

He pointed out that the batting and bowling at the death were the two main reasons RCB did not make it to the playoffs this season.

“Our batting did not fire despite the presence of big names, and our bowling as well in death overs was not good. This denied us a chance to enter the playoffs. For instance, Rajasthan Royals scored 64 runs in 17 balls. If we had bowled well and taken wickets, we would have won next three to four matches,” he said.

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