Indian Premier League (IPL) of 2019 is not only full of exciting matches but also is lined up with many controversies and infamous comments to go. Starting with this year’s R Ashwin’s mankading controversy to Lasith Malinga’s no-ball miss by the on field umpires, this IPL is Lit.
Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, speaking after Thursday’s match against Mumbai Indians, said in the post-match press conference that he felt like England bowler Stuart Broad after Yuvraj Singh had hit him for three consecutive sixes.
“Felt like Stuart Broad during that over 😂”
3 sixes in 3 balls bowling to @YUVSTRONG12 and even @yuzi_chahal feared a repeat of the 2007 T20 WC, before redeeming himself the very next delivery 😎 #RCBvMI #VIVOIPL @RCBTweets pic.twitter.com/RRqxxmrDZw
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 29, 2019
Chahal was referring to the fourteenth over of the Mumbai innings, when Yuvraj gave three superb sixes, bringing back the charm from old times. Now, Chahal while representing RCB, commented that he felt like Stuart Broad, a legendary batsman. He even added that he knew he have to come up with ‘wide googlies’ and give his best of deliveries.
The best was what Stuart Broad himself had to say. He too remembers Yuvraj Singh’s legendary six-hitting over against England. Broad readily came back to reply at Chahal’s jibe by saying hope he too feels like this after ‘437 test wickets’.
Broad, came up with a comeback to Chahal’s jibe on an Instagram post shared by the IPL handle. “Hope he feels like me in 10 years time with 437 Test wickets,” he commented.
Rolling back the years, the southpaw hit the first six over deep midwicket, the second straight down the ground and the third over long on. He also tried to loft the fourth ball of the over over long off, his blade seemingly having heard 1 billion prayers of a 2007 World Cup redux. However, this was not to be – Mohammed Siraj pouched a catch at long off to dismiss Yuvraj for a 12-ball 23.
Stuart Broad might be remembered best by many Indian fans for being on the wrong side of Yuvraj Singh’s onslaught 12 years ago, but the English pacer, one of only three current bowlers with more than 400 Test wickets, had a perfect comeback to Chahal’s comment.
32-year-old Broad, who represents England in all the formats of the game, has accumulated 437 Test wickets in 126 matches. While the pacer has bagged 178 wickets in 121 ODIs.
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