Rahul Chahar delighted to play under the guidance of Anil Kumble￼
Punjab Kings spinner Rahul Chahar has said that it is a privilege for him to play under the guidance of head coach Anil Kumble while he said that it will be challenging for the spinners to bowl in the second innings due to a dew factor.
IPL franchise Punjab Kings spinner Rahul Chahar has said that it is a privilege for him to play under the guidance of head coach Anil Kumble in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rahul was picked by Punjab Kings for Rs 5.25 crore in the IPL mega auction. In the past, he had for the Mumbai Indians.
“It is a privilege to play under Anil sir. Ever since I was a child, I always looked up to him as he is the highest wicket-taker for India. As a bowler, I love to play Test matches and always wanted to learn from him. Now finally I have got the opportunity to work under him and learn from his experience,”Rahul told ANI.
As IPL 2022’s League stage will be kept Mumbai and Pune, Rahul said that it will be challenging for the spinners to bowl during the second innings because of the dew factor.
“It will be challenging for all the spinners to bowl during the second innings as the dew factor is always there in Mumbai, especially in the evening. As far as Wankhede’s pitch is concerned, we have not been playing there for the last two years but I have experience of playing there and at the DY Patil stadium, even before the IPL. So, I will be looking forward to using my experience and helping my team in every way possible,”said Rahul.
The IPL will kick off on March 26 and the opening game of the tournament will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium. Punjab Kings (PBKS) will play their first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday.
“I am looking forward to playing against RCB as they have always been a little challenging for me. This year also they have some world-class batters like Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell, so it will be really exciting and challenging as well,”said the spinner.
IPL 2022 PBKS squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odeon Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.