Indian Premier League 2020: Yuzvendra Chahal Edited ‘Quick Googly’ for Leg-Spin Reperto
IPL 2020: Yuzvendra Chahal has taken five wickets in three matches for RCB in IPL 2020.© Yuzvendra Chahal / Instagram
Yuzvendra Chahal of India said that on Thursday he had added a “quick googly” to his list of leg-spin performances after exchanging notes with fellow Australian Premier League compatriots Adam Zampa. Zampa joined Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore last month after replacing compatriot Ken Ken Richardson for the 13th edition of the Twenty20 tournament being held in the United Arab Emirates. Chahal, who has been with Bangalore since 2014, said he learned some tricks from his fellow wrist spinners. “When we go to the net, we discuss the wicket and our plan,” Chahal told reporters.
“I used to bowl googly at a slow pace and now I have added a fast googly, which gives the batsmen less chance to do justice, and it will be easier to dismiss them if they hunt.”
A leg spin bowler usually turns the ball away from the right-handed batsman, but moving the other way, the ball is called a googly.
The 30-year-old Chahal, who has played 52 one-day internationals and 42 T20 matches for India since 2016, said a leg-spinner brings more value in the shorter format.
Chahal has taken five wickets for last year’s wooden spoon Bangalore this season, with the Kohli-led side winning two of their three matches.