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IPL 2021: RCB coach Simon Katich defends out-of-form Yuzvendra Chahal, says his place is not under scanner

IPL 2021: RCB coach Simon Katich defends out-of-form Yuzvendra Chahal, says his place will not be beneath scanner

Ahmedabad: Demoted within the record of central contracts as he’s now not a everlasting function within the nationwide workforce’s enjoying XI, beleaguered leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal received the backing of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s coach Simon Katich, who mentioned that his place within the aspect is “not beneath scanner”.

Chahal, who has been out of shape for fairly a while, has already been pushed all the way down to the bottom grade of BCCI’s central contract after a poor final season. With solely 4 wickets in seven video games at an financial system fee of 8.26, it will likely be tough for RCB to stick with him for a lot too lengthy.

“We can’t say his spot is beneath the scanner,” Katich mentioned after Chahal conceded 34 runs in 4 overs on a Motera observe the place Punjab Kings legs-pinner Ravi Bishnoi picked 2 for 17 and left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar had 3/19, together with wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell.

Katich reasoned that Punjab spinners received a observe that turned slower whereas Chahal’s undoing was a nasty first over through which Chris Gayle hit him for 2 sixes.

“Clearly, their spinners bowled a significantly better size than we did. I assume how the wicket performed, it received slower and slower and so they assessed it nicely and bowled an excellent size,” Katich defined after his aspect misplaced to Punjab Kings by 34 runs.

“We had been off our lengths a bit of bit. Yuzi fought again nicely however received off to a sluggish begin in that first over, it is by no means straightforward to play catch up when you’ve gotten been hit in your first over. I believed Shahbaz (Ahmed) bowled nicely in making an attempt to claw issues again however in the long run however 180 was too many on that wicket,” he mentioned.

RCB have now misplaced two video games and each fairly comprehensively whereas batting second which is a explanation for concern with the online run-rate taking successful.

“Look, web run-rate received successful right this moment. Punjab performed the situations higher. They assessed fairly nicely with the bat and received to a great whole and we misplaced our means via the center and doubtless left our run a bit of bit too late. So that they deserved a win right this moment,” the previous Australia batsman mentioned.

He was all reward for rival skipper KL Rahul who was unbeaten on 91.

“Clearly, KL Rahul was excellent, marshalling them to a 180 rating which in the long run on that observe was nicely over par. The wicket (that was) given was second time used. It was used final night time as nicely,” Katich mentioned.

However he’s hopeful that issues will flip for the higher towards Kolkata Knight Riders of their subsequent sport.

“It was a disappointing day for us however one factor this group is sweet at is bouncing again. Anticipate a great exhibiting from us once we play KKR in a few days.”

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Updated: May 1, 2021 — 6:35 am

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