England & Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes has said that Chahal should have been awarded as Man of the match in yesterday’s clash against KKR.
His remark came as RCB defeated KKR by 82 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday. While chasing 195 runs target, KKR were able to reach only 112/9 as Chris Morris & Washington Sundar grabbed two wickets each. Chahal who bowled four overs gave away just 12 runs & the spinner also managed to get the crucial wicket of KKR’s captain Dinesh karthik.
“In a batters game @yuzi_chahal should get MOM here, incredible figures especially as it’s in Sharjah,” Stokes tweeted.
So far in the ongoing IPL 2020, Chahal has managed to take 10 wickets & he is on the fifth place in the leading wicket takers list for IPL 2020. After choosing to bat first RCB posted a total of 194/2 in allotted 20 overs. AB De Villiers played a stupendous knock of 73 runs from just 33 balls with the help of five fours & six 6s. For his unbeaten knock of 73 runs De Villiers was awarded the Man of the Match. Virat & De Villiers shared an unbeaten partnership of 100 runs.
For KKR, Varun Chakravarthy was the most beneficial bowler as he bowled four overs with figures of 0-25. RCB had scored 83 runs in the last five overs of their innings. RCB will next face KXIP on October 15 while KKR will face Mumbai Indians on October 16. RCB is currently at the third position in the points table while KKR is on fourth place.