Recently, Chahal caught up with Kuldeep Yadav & Mayank Agarwal in a talk show ‘Open Nets with Mayank’ on BCCI.Tv. During the chat Chahal recollected how Dhoni’s trick helped him to get better of explosive batsman Glenn Maxwell.
During the chat both the spinners recollected their best performances in International Cricket. While Mayank Agarwal reminded of Kuldeep Yadav of his hat-trick against the West Indies, Chahal also recalled an incident where MS Dhoni has helped him to get better of explosive batsman Glenn Maxwell. Mayank asked Chahal about his rivalry with Glenn Maxwell which started from a series when Australia toured India for a five-match One day International & three Match 20-20 International series in 2017.
Chahal revealed that he planned with Dhoni to bowl wife off stump to Glenn Maxwell because he likes to hit on the ground. “Me and Mahi bhai had planned to bowl him wide of off stump. I thought he will come down the track and that is why I threw the ball much wider and got the wicket,” Chahal explained Maxwell’s dismissal from the third ODI of that series.
The leg-spinner further added that in that series Maxwell had adopted an attacking approach against him & as he came into the attack the Australian batsman started hitting big shots.
“He was impatient in that series and used to attack me as soon as I came into bowl. I had a chat with Mahi bhai on how to tackle this. He replied we’ll mix it up and won’t show him the wide delivery. So that when I bowl the ball outside off stump, it should be a wicket-taking delivery,” Chahal recalled MS Dhoni’s words.
Yuzvendra Chahal removed Maxwell three times in his 50 over format & once in the second T20I on that tour. In that series, India won the ODIs with a 4-1 ratio while the T20I series ended at 1-1.