Yuzvendra Chahal had an unforgettable outing on Monday in an IPL 2022 match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The star leg-spinner weaved magic with his bowling spell, as he picked up four wickets in an over, including a hat-trick, which was his first in the Indian Premier League.
Yuzvendra Chahal turned the game completely on its head and all thanks to his heroics with the ball, Rajasthan Royals registered their fourth win of the ongoing season. Chahal dismissed Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi, and Pat Cummins in the 17th over of KKR’s chase. He had also dismissed Nitish Rana early in the game.
HAT-TRICK for @yuzi_chahal!
Absolute scenes at the Brabourne Stadium – CCI.
Brilliant stuff from the @rajasthanroyals spinner.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 18, 2022
At the end of the game, Chahal ended with figures of 5/40 in four overs, which happens to be his first-ever five-wicket haul in the IPL.
Meanwhile, legendary bowler and RR ht, RR bowling coach Lasith Malinga heaped praises on the Indian spinner. After the match, Malinga showered praises on Chahal as he hailed the Indian spinner as the most experience leggie in the country and also the tournament. He said:
“Chahal has more international experience. He is the most experienced leg-spinner in the country and in this tournament. He showed how to control the skill. That’s more important for him going forward to prove he is good enough to play any competitive cricket,”
“Leg-spinners have more wicket-taking options and he showed today how he can get wickets and changed the game in a single over. I think he showed all the leg-spinners that they are the match-winning bowlers in this competition.”
During the post-match presentation, Chahal also talked about his performance. He said: “I had to take wickets in this match to change the result. I worked on my bowling. I spoke to the coaches and the skipper. I was thinking of a googly but then I didn’t want to take a chance. Would have been a happy with a dot ball as well on my hat-trick ball. My googly was coming out well and sent it down to Venkatesh Iyer,”