IPL 2021: MI really feel Piyush Chawla’s expertise shall be helpful in mentoring younger spinners in squad
Chennai: Piyush Chawla’s skill-set won’t solely assist Mumbai Indians within the strain state of affairs on this 12 months’s IPL however his immense expertise will even be helpful in mentoring the younger spinners within the squad, the defending champions stated on Thursday.
Mumbai Indians strengthened their spin division by including 32-year-old Chawla to the squad at the latest public sale.
“I’ve performed with Piyush since U-19 days. And I do know, he’s a really attacking bowler, which is one thing that we wished in our spin bowling division,” Rohit, who has led MI to document 5 titles, stated in a video posted on the aspect’s official Twitter deal with.
“He was a very good purchase, to get him into our squad, one of many highest wicket-takers within the IPL. Performed numerous video games within the IPL. He is aware of the format, he is aware of the oppositions, he is aware of the gamers,” added Rohit.
🗣️ “Along with his expertise, I am positive he’ll be capable to mentor all these spinners we now have within the squad.” – @ImZaheer
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 8, 2021
The 32-year-old Chawla, on his half, stated that it was nice to be picked up by the holders.
“I’m fairly comfortable and excited since you wish to be part of a group which is a defending champion and has accomplished so nicely within the IPL, so it is very nice,” stated Chawla.
Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Operations and former India pacer Zaheer Khan stated that Chawla’s expertise will even assist younger Rahul Chahar.
“We worth his expertise very extremely. We now have Rahul Chahar additionally within the group, who’s an upcoming, younger expertise. The expertise of Piyush Chawla is definitely going to assist him as nicely,” stated Zaheer.
“Piyush Chawla just isn’t solely going to convey his sport or talent units to the group, but additionally his wealth of expertise. He has been in strain conditions (and) he has a much bigger position to play.
“He’s going to be the senior-most spinner within the squad and along with his expertise, I’m positive he’ll be capable to mentor all these spinners which have within the squad and sharing these experiences has all the time labored,” added Zaheer.
Chawla additionally stated that it was necessary to have an understanding with different spinners within the squad.
“I’ve seen Rahul (Chahar) and performed cricket with Jayant (Yadav) and Krunal (Pandya), so it is rather necessary to share one another’s expertise, as a result of there is likely to be issues which Krunal is aware of and I do not. The issues I do know, that Rahul does not know. So, you will need to develop an understanding and you may take it ahead,” stated Chawla.
Mumbai Indians will tackle Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 14’s lung-opener on Friday.
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