‘I thought not to trouble Chahal Bhai and do job myself’ – Axar Patel at his hilarious best on Chahal TV
Axar Patel's unbeaten knock, and the powerful six to end the chase, helped India clinch the ODI series in the last over.
Updated - Jul 25, 2022 5:04 pm
Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal made an epic comeback with his very popular ‘Chahal TV’, which is very much liked by cricket fans, especially the Indian cricket fans, where the 32-year-old shares some hilarious moments with his teammates and pulls their legs. This time Chahal had with him Axar Patel, the match winner from the second ODI against West Indies, and Avesh Khan, the debutant of the second ODI.
It was a memorable outing for the duo as Avesh Khan received his ODI cap and represented the nation for the first time in this format. As for Patel, he played a match-winning knock and shined with an unbeaten 35-ball 64* runs as India clinched the victory from the jaws of defeat to end the game in a nail-biting thriller.
In the video shared by the BCCI on Twitter, Chahal asked Patel about the final over, where the all-rounder hit a humungous six and finished off the game in style by chasing down the target of 312 runs, with two balls to spare, thereby registering India’s highest successful run chase in West Indies. Chahal, in his quirky style, said-
“Bapu, a six in the last over. I bit all my nails sitting outside (dugout) because the pressure was so high. I wasn’t under this much pressure even during my wedding.”
To which Patel responded: “Our very own Avesh Bhaiya (brother) used his brain and planned some things as he told me (on the crease) ‘Bro, see he is done with his quota of 10 overs, and the remaining three bowlers are also done with their respective 10 overs. There still will be just one remaining in the end’.”
“I built a very crucial partnership with my partner (Patel) and I had fun batting. He told me ‘you hit now, there’s nothing to worry at all, and I was like, okay I’ll hit now,” replied Avesh Khan.
Very rarely have I seen such an innings being played by a player: Yuzvendra Chahal on Axar Patel
Chahal, in a very hilarious manner, praised Patel’s knock that led the team to clinch the series and said: “I had fun watching your innings, and very rarely have I seen such an innings being played by a player. Watching you bat I remembered my good old days when I used to play like this,” to which Patel replied-
“That’s what I thought. If I lose my wicket then Chahal bhai will have to come in early and handle all the pressure. So I thought not to trouble Chahal Bhai and do the job myself.”
Chahal TV 📺 is back – this time from The Caribbean 😎 👌
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 25, 2022
India will now face West Indies in the third ODI at the same venue in Trinidad and the Men in Blue will look to white-wash the three-match series and end the 50-over series on a high note.