Management does not pressure us: Yuzvendra Chahal
RAJKOT: The expectations of young people will be high before next year T20 World Cup but India leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal On Tuesday, he said there is no pressure from management and that they just have to make sure that mistakes don't happen again.
India have fielded a lot of youngsters for the T20 series against Bangladesh keeping in mind the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The 11 that are playing now, and the players who are there in the 15-member team know their roles, it is not that someone leaves after playing one or two games, Chahal told reporters before the second T20 International. against Bangladesh.
A couple of games may go wrong, but there is no pressure from management. The only thing is that we should not repeat the mistakes we make in a particular match.
India suffered a loss of seven wicket against a new aspect of Bangladesh in the inaugural match of the three-game T20I series in New Delhi on Sunday and Chahal insisted that the team will seek to start over.
I think we are positive. It's not that we haven't lost the first game of any series and haven't won the series. The first game is over, if you think about the last game, the negatives will come in mind, said Chahal.
Before coming here, we have forgotten that loss and we are starting over and the 15 are focused and positive, and hopefully, we will win tomorrow, he added.
The victory was the first of Bangladesh over India in the shortest format.
When asked if there was pressure on the team before the second T20I, Chahal said: It's not about pressure. It is a series of three games, not a playoff game, so obviously one will win and lose, and that day they played better than us.
We are one down and two games are still missing and, obviously, if we believe in ourselves, we will return.
Speaking of his bowling in the first T20I, Chahal said: Every time I play, I change the pace because otherwise it becomes easy for batters if you play at the same pace.
The wicket was such that if you change the pace, it will be difficult for the batters because the ball was spinning, so you must vary the length according to the batter, added the 29-year-old, who claimed one for 24.
Chahal also praised the Bangladesh team.
We should appreciate them, they played very well. Bangladesh has given us a proper fight in the last two games. They played very well, especially Mushfiqur (Rahim), he said.
The wicket was not easy to hit first, but we still had a decent score. Bangladesh saved its wickets and there were some lost catches, but that is part of the game.
I think Bangladesh played very well, especially when Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rishabh (Pant) were hitting, Mahmudullah played with two off-spinners, it was a good play.
When asked how he was dealing with the challenge of leading a young bowling attack, Chahal said: I think with the bowling we have, everyone has played 30-40 IPL games, and they have good experience. I just played some additional T20 Internationals compared to them.
I have played only four overs and we still have to play another 16 overs to win, so if the whole team plays well, we will win, it is not a person.
Bangladesh is missing two of its main players: Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, but Chahal said that even without the duo they are a safe team.
Even without Shakib and Tamim they are a decent team. They have some experienced players, even a couple of new players did well. So we don't think in this way that, since two players are missing, they are a weak team, he said.
Last time, when I played against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy, they had played the final, so both teams are equal, it's just that this team is missing two main players and if we look at the 15 players, even the newly Arrivals look very safe. Therefore, it is a safe team.
When asked about the young spinning player Aminul Islam, who played only the second T20I of his career in Delhi, Chahal said: Obviously he did well in Bangladesh's first class, that's why he's here. I could have played 40-50 games before that. He played very well. He took crucial wickets in three overs giving 20 odd runs, so he played well.