IPL 2021: Piyush Chawla’s worldwide and home expertise will come in useful for MI.© Instagram
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday mentioned Piyush Chawla was an excellent purchase within the gamers’ public sale as his franchise wanted an all-out attacking spinner. The IPL 2021 will begin on Friday with Mumbai Indians locking horns in opposition to Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Chawla has performed 164 matches within the IPL to this point, managing to take 156 wickets at an economic system price of seven.87. He has performed for franchises like Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Tremendous Kings. He was purchased by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.40 crore within the gamers’ public sale held in February 2021.
“I’ve performed with Piyush since U-19 days and I do know he’s a really attacking bowler which is one thing we needed in our spin bowling division. He was a superb purchase, to get him into our squad. He is likely one of the highest wicket-takers within the IPL. He is aware of the format and opposition, he is aware of the gamers,” Rohit mentioned in a video posted on the official Twitter account of Mumbai Indians.
Talking about taking part in for Mumbai Indians within the upcoming version of the IPL, Chawla mentioned: “I acquired to know that I’ve been picked by Mumbai Indians on the public sale, so I used to be fairly blissful and excited since you wish to be part of the staff which is a defending champion and that has executed so effectively within the IPL. So it is very nice.”
“I’ve seen Rahul, I’ve performed cricket with Jayant Yadav and Krunal Pandya. It is extremely essential to share one another’s experiences. There could be many issues that I do know and so they would not, it really works vice-versa as effectively,” he added.
Zaheer Khan, Mumbai Indians’ Director of Cricket Operations, additionally mentioned that Piyush has the potential of bowling with the brand new ball therefore the aspect picked him within the public sale.
“He has been bowling with the brand new ball in order that has additionally been some extent of debate after we have been taking a look at discovering that skilled leg-spinner. We even have Rahul Chahar within the staff who’s an upcoming younger expertise. Expertise of Piyush will assist him. Piyush has been in stress conditions, he has a giant position to play and hopefully, will be capable of mentor different spinners within the squad,” mentioned Zaheer.