IPL 2021: Rahul Chahar credit Rohit Sharma’s captaincy mantra for epic turnaround towards KKR

IPL 2021: Rahul Chahar credit Rohit Sharma’s captaincy mantra for epic turnaround towards KKR

Chennai: Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar mentioned he had the assumption that “solely a spinner could be a sport changer” but it surely was skipper Rohit Sharma’s confidence that introduced one of the best out of him as he spun Mumbai Indians to a 10-run win towards Kolkata Knight Riders right here.

Chasing a goal of 153, KKR produced a 72-run opening stand in 8.5 overs and wanted one other 72 from the final 10 overs however 21-year-old Chahar pulled off fairly a coup, taking 4 wickets en path to his game-changing 4 for 27 within the IPL match on Tuesday evening.

“… he (Rohit) informed me “bowl with confidence… you are bowling properly, typically even I am not capable of perceive (your variations within the nets). They (KKR batsmen) would additionally really feel the identical method. Simply preserve your focus, bowl in good size and attempt to get spin’,” Chahar mentioned within the digital press-conference.

“I knew if there was somebody who might be the gamechanger in such a match, it was the spinners. I all the time had the arrogance.”

Chahar, who has performed three T20Is for India, mentioned he did not really feel a lot stress as he’s used to bowling to the likes of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard within the nets.

“I am used to bowling to the highest Indian gamers within the nets, and while you do this, the stress is much less in a match state of affairs like this. So there was nothing a lot stepping into my thoughts,” he mentioned.

“That is my fourth yr with MI, I have been bowling to the likes of Pollard, Hardik, thought of among the many world’s greatest hitters. So I do not really feel a lot stress.”

After Chahar dismissed KKR top-scorer Nitish Rana for his fourth wicket, Krunal Pandya eliminated Shakib-Al-Hasan.

“We each performed properly. He (Krunal) additionally had a superb spell, limiting the run move. We bought some assist from the wicket,” he mentioned.

With the small goal, KKR had been nonetheless within the chase regardless of the collapse however Chahar mentioned they by no means gave up.

“It was an in depth match. We all the time had the assumption that (Jasprit) Bumrah and (Trent) Boult would flip the match within the dying overs,” he signed off.

Mumbai Indians will subsequent play Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai.

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