Piyush Chawla opened up about an argument which he had with the selector in a chat with India’s former batsman Aakash Chopra on his Youtube channel.
Leg Spinner Piyush Chawla on Thursday opened up about his argument with a national team selector when he was not able to make it to the Indian Squad. Piyush earlier revealed that a selector had once told him that he could not make his place in the national Indian squad because all the wickets which he took in domestic cricket have come through bowling googly. “I talked to a selector and he told me that you take a lot of wickets by bowling googly. You know me since childhood and you know that I speak what I feel and don’t keep anything in my heart. This trait of mine is not liked by everyone,” Chawla told Aakash Chopra on the former India batsman’s official YouTube channel.
“I just asked the selector then that if Sachin Tendulkar plays the straight-drive perfectly and if he scored 60 out of his 100 runs using straight drives, then will his 100 have no value? I think then that the selector got offended after this reply. At the end of the day a wicket is a wicket,” he added.
During the interaction, Aakash Chopra also revealed that a selector once told him that his quality of runs was not good enough. Former Indian Cricketer Piyush Chawla was a part of the World Cup Winning teams in 2007 & 2011.
Piyush played 3 tests, 25 ODIs & 7 T20Is for team India & managed to take 43 wickets across all the formats of the game. Chawla would have been playing in CSK’s squad in the IPL. However, the tournament has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.