Sanjay Manjrekar Makes Massive Comment On Yuzvendra Chahal

Sanjay Manjrekar, a former Indian cricketer who now works as a broadcaster, feels Yuzvendra Chahal is back to his best. If his past two appearances in the UAE offer any indication, Chahal is returning to form. During the first half of the season, he only achieved four wickets at an average of 47.25 and a costly economy rate of 8.26 in seven appearances. In three games in the UAE, though, the Haryana leg-spinner has taken five wickets at an average of 12 and an economy rate of six.

Manjrekar, speaking on Cricinfo, believes Chahal is a person who is roused by a challenge. He further said that Chahal’s exclusion from the T20 World Cup would have enraged him even more. In this sense, Manjrekar stated:

“I believe he (Chahal) has returned to his old ways, and this is what Chahal does. He bowls with a lot of passion, and he’s one of those people who will be roused by a challenge and refuse to seek refuge or be slowed down by it.”

The Indian leg-spinner was instrumental in RCB’s stunning victory over the Mumbai Indians a few days ago. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled four overs for 11 runs and three wickets, including the vital scalps of Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan.

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Sanjay Manjrekar: “I understand why the selectors chose Rahul Chahar over Yuzvendra Chahal.”

Many cricket fans and commentators were perplexed by Yuzvendra Chahal’s exclusion from India’s T20 World Cup team. Manjrekar, on the other hand, believes the selectors had good cause to pick Rahul Chahar over the RCB leg-spinner. This is due to both bowlers’ recent form in the build-up to the IPL’s UAE leg.

Chahal has only 46 wickets in 44 T20s since the start of 2020, with an economy rate of 7.83. After a string of poor performances, he was pulled from the Indian XI midway through the England T20 series earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Chahar has taken full use of his opportunity in the IPL and on the national squad. Chahar has 44 wickets in 35 T20s with an economy rate of 7.59 in the same time span. Manjrekar expressed his thoughts as follows:

“However, to be fair to the selectors, when it came to picking the side and having to include one wrist spinner, Chahal and Rahul Chahar were the two options. It was just after the tour to Sri Lanka, and while Chahal was the best of the spinners there, Rahul Chahar was head and shoulders above Chahal in terms of T20 cricket performance.’

Sanjay Manjrekar Was Shocked By CSK’s Decision Regarding Dwayne Bravo

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar was “surprised” when Dwayne Bravo was selected by the Chennai Super Kings for the encounter against the Mumbai Indians in the 30th Indian Premier League match. The veteran voiced his surprise, claiming that the Bravo hasn’t bowled in a long time. Dwayne Bravo led the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to their first Caribbean Premier League title earlier this month. He scored 145 runs and took eight wickets in the competition. The 37-year-old veteran, though, was forced to miss two games due to injury.

He hasn’t bowled a single over in the last four games since returning from injury. Bravo was also the most costly of the Patriots’ regular bowlers, with an economy rate of 9.49. Bravo’s selection was questioned by Manjrekar, who believed the latter was not entirely fit.

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Sanjay Manjrekar has some thoughts on the inclusion of Dwayne Bravo in the CSK team which he shared with ESPNcricinfo

Manjrekar also said CSK made the right decision in selecting Josh Hazlewood over South Africa’s Lungi Ngidi.

“They reasoned that Hazlewood would profit more than someone like Lungi Ngidi on the surface. It is an excellent decision, in my opinion. Shocked, Dwayne Bravo is on the team since I heard he had bowling problems. Despite concerns about his total fitness, am shocked CSK chose him.”

Manjrekar also believes that Faf du Plessis’ return to fitness will help CSK. He added, “It is fantastic news for CSK that Faf du Plessis is back in action after his groin injury.”

While playing for the Saint Lucia Kings in the CPL, Du Plessis had a leg injury and missed a few games. Against the Patriots, he also hit a century. The former South Africa captain scored 277 runs in nine CPL games at an average of 34.62 and a strike rate of 143.52.

In the game versus MI, Du Plessis didn’t have a particularly good performance. He went out to Trent Boult after bagging a duck. Bravo, on the other hand, hit three sixes and scored 23 runs off eight balls to help CSK record a daunting total of 156.