After playing 4 years for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Yuzvendra Chahal will now play for Rajasthan Royals. The bowler had a mixed performance for the Bengaluru franchise. The leg-spinner revealed that he was wanting to be with the previous franchise, through the retention or auction process. But the franchise decided to part ways with the spinner.
They didn’t ask me whether I wanted to be retained or tell me if they wanted to retain me. They just talked about the three retentions and I was told that – ‘we will go for you in the auction’. Neither was I asked about money nor did I get any offer of retention. But I will always be loyal to my Bangalore fans. I love them so much, no matter what,” said Yuzvendra Chahal
Chahal bagged nearly 80 wickets for the franchise in four years. He was instrumental in picking up wickets after the powerplay. However, tough competition for retention and dipping form caused the exclusion of the spinner. He has been bagged by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs 6.50 crores and will share the spin department with Ravichandran Ashwin.
It will be surprising for many fans as the spinner was a part of Royals camp back in 2010 but did not get a chance. Chahal was with the RCB from 2014 but got to play only after 2018.
Me and Sanju Samson share a close bond: Chahal
Much like Chahal, Samson too had a in and out likes performance from Team India during the last few years. During the interview with Times of India, Chahal opened up on faith that the Royals have put in him by grabbing him for Rs 6.50 crores.
RR showed faith in me at the auction. Sanju (Samson) and I share a very close bond and we speak with each other and discuss plans. RR is looking like a strong side and I am sure we will win the title this time. said Chahal.
Both Chahal and Samson would be eyeing a comeback to the Indian team by displaying a strong performance for Rajasthan Royals, the franchise that won the inaugural edition of IPL under the leadership of Shane Warne.
Confident that India will win the World Cup
The leg-spinner who has been in and out of the Indian team has expressed confidence that India under the leadership of Rohit Sharma will be able to win a World Cup in Australia and next year in India. India has been desperately eying an ICC tournament since 2013. Chahal also spoke about the different coaching styles of Shastri and Dravid and said that Dravid treats everyone the same, whether it is the captain or the net bowler.