“Rishabh Pant Made A Small Mistake”: Former India Star Surprised Yuzvendra Chahal Bowled Only 2 Overs In First T20I vs South Africa


Ashish Nehra questioned Rishabh Pant’s determination to utilise Yuzvendra Chahal for simply 2.1 overs.© BCCI

India’s 12-game profitable run within the shortest format got here to an finish after they misplaced to South Africa within the first T20I of the five-match collection on the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Thursday. India didn’t defend a goal of 212 as Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller performed sensational knocks to take South Africa house. Whereas analysing the sport, former India pacer Ashish Nehra questioned India captain Rishabh Pant’s determination to utilise Yuzvendra Chahal for simply 2.1 overs.

“To begin with, the opposite group chased down 212-run goal and Yuzvendra Chahal solely bowled two overs. It isn’t like he gave away 22 runs in a single over. You are continuously seeing that the runs are flowing. So, it was fairly stunning to see a bowler like Chahal bowl simply two overs,” Nehra mentioned on Cricbuzz.

“Even in the event you’re contemplating the right-left mixture, you must’ve given the ball to Chahal, particularly contemplating the truth that you gave two over to Axar at the moment,” he added.

Nehra, who had coached Gujarat Titans to the IPL 2022 title, additionally mentioned Pant missed a trick or two by not bringing in Chahal whereas Miller and van der Dussen had been hitting boundaries with ease.

“There was some extent while you had been considering that though we have not taken wickets, we have managed to include the movement of runs. Nevertheless, as soon as Miller began hitting boundaries, and the equation got here all the way down to 11 or 12 RPO, you must’ve introduced Chahal in. That is the place I assumed Rishabh Pant made a small mistake,” he said.


van der Dussen and Miller remained unbeaten on 75 (46) and 64 (31), respectively, as South Africa chased down the whole with seven wickets and 5 balls to spare.

The second T20I will now be performed on the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday, June 12.

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