IPL 2021: Piyush Chawla’s worldwide and home expertise will come in useful for MI.© Instagram
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday mentioned Piyush Chawla was an excellent purchase within the gamers’ public sale as his franchise wanted an all-out attacking spinner. The IPL 2021 will begin on Friday with Mumbai Indians locking horns in opposition to Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Chawla has performed 164 matches within the IPL to date, managing to take 156 wickets at an economic system charge of seven.87. He has performed for franchises like Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. He was purchased by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.40 crore within the gamers’ public sale held in February 2021.
“I have played with Piyush since U-19 days and I know he is a very attacking bowler which is something we wanted in our spin bowling department. He was a good buy, to get him into our squad. He is one of the highest wicket-takers in the IPL. He knows the format and opposition, he knows the players,” Rohit mentioned in a video posted on the official Twitter account of Mumbai Indians.
Speaking about enjoying for Mumbai Indians within the upcoming version of the IPL, Chawla mentioned: “I got to know that I have been picked by Mumbai Indians at the auction, so I was quite happy and excited because you want to be a part of the team which is a defending champion and that has done so well in the IPL. So it’s really nice.”
“I have seen Rahul, I have played cricket with Jayant Yadav and Krunal Pandya. It is very important to share each other’s experiences. There would be many things that I know and they wouldn’t, it works vice-versa as well,” he added.
Zaheer Khan, Mumbai Indians’ Director of Cricket Operations, additionally mentioned that Piyush has the aptitude of bowling with the brand new ball therefore the facet picked him within the public sale.
“He has been bowling with the new ball so that has also been a point of discussion when we were looking at finding that experienced leg-spinner. We also have Rahul Chahar in the team who is an upcoming young talent. Experience of Piyush will help him. Piyush has been in pressure situations, he has a big role to play and hopefully, will be able to mentor other spinners in the squad,” mentioned Zaheer.
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