New Delhi: Spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been in sensational kind in the continued ODI sequence towards South Africa and the guests will hope that the duo will as soon as once more bamboozle the hosts after they tackle the Proteas in the sixth and the ultimate match in Centurion on Friday.While the guests’ batting has garnered all of the plaudits, that has seen then rating 4 of their prime 5 totals in South Africa in simply this sequence itself, India’s bowling has been prime notch as effectively and the rationale for that has been the emergence of Kuldeep and Chahal.
”They (Kuldeep & Chahal) have been brilliant. And they have not taken wickets on turners but on good wickets. It’s a good thing for both of them. If they keep picking wickets like this than no one will be able to defeat India anywhere,” legendary India skipper Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying by India Today.
It is an enormous assertion from Ganguly however it’s laborious to argue with him as numbers do not lie. Kuldeep and Chahal have picked up a mixed 30 wickets in the 5 matches performed thus far in the sequence. These are probably the most variety of wickets picked up by spinners in a bilateral sequence towards South Africa in South Africa.
Moreover, the 30-wicket mark can be probably the most by Indian spinners in a bilateral sequence as they surpassed the earlier report of 27 towards England in 2006.
Kuldeep and Chahal additionally lead the record of most wickets taken in this sequence by a rustic mile. Kuldeep is presently the main wicket-taker with 16 whereas Chahal has 14 to his title. The most prolific South Africa on this record is Lungi Ngidi, who’s fourth on the record with simply six scalps to his title.
“I don’t have words to explain this. It’s outstanding to see two guys (Kuldeep and Chahal) just totally spinning a web around the opposition. There doesn’t seem to be a way out at all. It’s unbelievable,” Virat Kohli heaped reward on the duo after the sequence win.
“Credit to them. Both have been working hard on their game. Both are very brave in terms of how they bowl and the kind of fields they want as well. They are very brave tossing the ball and asking the batsman to come out and play a risky shot. Hats off to them but the other debate is a bit away from now. You never know what happens in the future but I am really happy at the moment,” the Indian skipper added.
First Published: February 15, 2018, four:28 PM IST