Chahal, who took three wickets for 30 to be one of the architects of India’s win, said having left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav at the other end made things easy for him and both of them made plans according to the game situation when they bowled in tandem.
“We (both him and Kuldeep) go by the situation and since both of us are attacking bowlers, we go for wickets. Depending on the match situation, we look at things. If he bowls first, I tell him where the ball is spinning from and how we can get him out,” said the 27-year-old player.
“Because we both look for wickets, there is no point in playing safe. You don’t win matches that way,” he said.
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Chahal, who came to the fore with a series of impressive performances for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, said the experience of bowling at Glenn Maxwell in the cash-rich T20 came in handy in getting the big-hitting Aussie batsman out.
“I have bowled a lot to him (Maxwell) in the IPL. Today (Sunday) we had to spin him out. We could not play defensive. It was important to change our lines. If he plays a good shot, that’s fine. If he scores outside off, then he could get out,” he said.