Whatever happens, we need Mahi bhai: Chahal

The Indian Cricket Team is all set to leave to London for the World Cup and will play their first match on June 5th against South Africa. This team is one of the most experienced sides and when it comes to the bowling department, two youngsters Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will have to play a big role in the team.

Both the bowlers have complemented each other very well in the team so far and that has worked out well for India. Talking about their partnership with the ball, Chahal said to TOI:

“It feels nice to know that our partnership works. We know each other for seven-eight years. We were together at the Mumbai Indians. We trust each other. If I have a bad over, I know he will try to cover it up from the other end by being a bit defensive so that I can make a good comeback in my next over.”

The former Indian captain and the current Wicket-keeper MS Dhoni has played a major role in the success of both Yadav and Chahal. Right from their debut, both Chahal and Yadav can rightly depend on Dhoni’s advice and it has worked well for them as well as for India.

Talking about Dhoni’s inputs, Chahal revealed:

“Whatever happens, you need Mahi bhai. We still obey what he says. He intervenes when we go wrong. It was the same when we first arrived. Even today, if we plan something of our own, we feel the need to talk to him about it.”

Considering the conditions, it will be interesting to see if Kohli opts to play with both the spinners and of course, MS Dhoni’s part will be huge in this World Cup as well.