“Y Chahal is the best spinner in the world in my opinion,” says Graeme Swann
Graeme Swann was considered one of the best spinners in the world while Swann’s perspective about Indian cricket specifically is all-around regarded as he mentions interesting facts and follows Indian cricket and the IPL.
Former England legend Graeme Swann was considered as one of the best spinners in the world while he was all the while tweaking it for England and he is a similarly decent reporter since he has chosen to get the mic.
Swann’s perspective about Indian cricket specifically is all-around regarded as he mentions interesting observable facts and follows Indian Cricket and the IPL.
While talking about the Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, Swann made a big comment about the Chahal’s future in red-ball format, as he has never been considered for the test format, despite being India’s leading spinner in white-ball cricket for a while now.
“I’d sit down with Yuzi and I’d say, ‘What is it? Do you want to play red-ball cricket for India?’ If he does, I’d have him in the squad straight away. I think he is world-class, he’s the best spinner in the world in my opinion. His control, bowling leg-spin in very tricky conditions, especially when that ball gets dew on it and gets wet, is incredible. There isn’t a more difficult place to bowl in the evening than in India,”Swann told The Times of India.
Swann said that Chahal should be given a chance to showcase his mettle in test cricket as well and should not be restricted to white-ball cricket only.
“Well, I should say Yuzi is the best white-ball spinner then because we don’t know if he can be the best red-ball spinner! But it shows that some cricketers have been pigeonholed into the white-ball format.”
Talking about the health of test cricket Swann said that he hopes the new brand of Test cricket that England has shown recently in the Test series against the Black Caps, should rub off on other teams too, which could bring the crowd back in.
“As for the relevance of Tests, I still think it’s very healthy. As teams become more attacking, the passion for Tests is being rekindled. England is playing an exciting brand of cricket. I hope that Baz McCullum’s ethos will rub off on the Indian team and other teams around the world. It’s a way to get the crowds back in,”Swann said.