Over the years Indian cricket has always witnessed amazing spinners bowling out the opposition. The bowlers can unsurprisingly have a bad too, though. One of the most reminiscent images in the IPL is when last year Moeen Ali took Kuldeep Yadav to the cleaners.
Ali’s team member Yuzvendra Chahal, who is most often the bowling partner of Kuldeep for India, says there’s no rivalry in between.
“He has always taken care of me, like an elder brother. Even now, after playing so many matches together, even off the field, he gives me advice on cricket as well as off cricket.
He supports me, and this bond is visible on the field as well. We’ve never had a competition between us, irrespective of which of us gets picked to play,” says Chahal.
However, the duo will once again keep their friendship aside and look to finish well in the IPL 2020 played in the UAE. Coach Mike Hesson claims the side is clearly better than ever, and their pros and cons have been identified.
Kohli said earlier in the week that he was able to “disconnect” from the disappointing seasons he and Royal Challengers Bangalore had experienced in the IPL and that there is a pleasant “sense of calm”
“The 2016 IPL, we all loved to be a part of (it). Since then, this is the most balanced I have felt about (the) squad,” the Indian skipper said ‘Bold Diaries’ On RCB’s Youtube show.
Kohli said both he and AB de Villiers feel this might be the “breakthrough season” when tables turn for the lineup that has mortified many times to mislead.
“I (have) never felt so calm going into a season before. He (ABD) is coming from a very different space and he is enjoying his life and is very relaxed and fit as ever. I feel I am in a much better space, much more balanced when it comes to the environment of (the) IPL,” says Kohli