Sri Lanka were under pressure and we needed wickets. We put one slip in place. The wicket was assisting spin. On this wicket, you needed a slip because the shot Niroshan Dickwella attempted, if there was no slip in place, it would have been a boundary. He had tried it in the previous match. Rohit Sharma told us to bowl without fear. If one bowls short, batsmen can easily play on this track. So, the aim was to bowl with a bit more air,” he added.
Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera were Chahal’s victims in the third ODI and among them, Mathews’ wicket is the one he cherishes the most. “I was getting some turn from the other end while bowling quickly or slowly,” he recalled. “I was wanting to vary my pace. When you bowl flatter, the batsman thinks that the ball will not turn much.
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“I had started from the England series and played in the series in Sri Lanka. I have played 4-5 series and we have won all of them which gives us the confidence. The team is bonding well. You can see it on the ground. We are enjoying ourselves. For me, it has been memorable,” Chahal said.