Yuzvendra Chahal was quite surprised when he was not selected in the Indian team for the 2021 T20 World Cup. Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty was preferred.
Team India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has admitted that the time after being out of the 2021 T20 World Cup in UAE was the saddest phase of his career. He said that his wife Dhanashree Verma was with him during this difficult time and helped him to overcome the despair, but admitted that he cried a little. He was surprised that he was not selected in the team when Virat Kohli was the captain.
There was a lot of surprise when Chahal was not selected in the Indian team for the 2021 T20 World Cup. Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty was preferred. The Indian team management was heavily criticized for the decision to drop the experienced spinner. Chahal spoke candidly about this difficult phase on Ranveer Allahbadia’s YouTube channel.
cried in the bathroom
Yuzvendra Chahal said, “I didn’t cry much, but I went to the bathroom and cried a little bit. What hurt me the most was when I was not selected for the 2021 T20 World Cup. I had to play IPL in Dubai at that time. She (Dhanashree Verma) was with me at that time. The next day we had to catch a flight to Dubai. We had to go there for the IPL matches which were postponed due to Covid. We also had to stay in quarantine for a week. You could have gone out to rest. The best thing was that she was with me, so I could control my anger. I would have been more disappointed if she wasn’t there.”
never asked why not selected
Yuzvendra Chahal said, “She (Dhanashree Verma) was with me. We used to exercise together. We saw some movies. I was surprised because Virat Kohli was the captain of the Indian team. I was playing under Virat there (in IPL), but I never ask anyone why I was not selected? Never asked.”