Rohit Sharma takes on the role of anchor and interviews Yuzvendra Chahal.
On Sunday, India won the first ODI of the three-match series against the West Indies by a comprehensive six-wicket margin. Yuzvendra Chahal was the show’s star with the ball, taking four wickets for 49 runs. During India’s run chase, captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with a 51-ball 60 as the team easily surpassed the 177-run target. Following the game, Rohit Sharma took on the role of anchor and interviewed the match’s man of the match, Yuzvendra Chahal, who also reached the milestone of 100 ODI wickets during the game.
On Twitter account, the BCCI shared a snippet of the entire interview: Rohit Sharma takes on the role of anchor and interviews Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rohit Interviews Yuzvendra Chahal: Chahal responded to Rohit’s question about how he felt after reaching the milestone of 100 ODI wickets by saying, “It’s a good feeling to take 100 wickets in any format.”
Rohit then inquires of Chahal whether he was working on anything new while he was away from the team.
“When I wasn’t on the team, I thought about how I could improve. So I used to see other bowlers, and sometimes they’d bowl sidearm “Chahal responded.
“You are an important player for us,” Rohit tells Chahal, “play with that mindset.” The interview concludes with the Indian captain jokingly saying, “Auction is also coming, good luck,” which causes Chahal to laugh.
The leg-spinner became the fifth-fastest Indian bowler to 100 ODI wickets, reaching the milestone in his 60th game.
Mohammed Shami tops the list, having taken 100 ODI wickets in just 56 games. Jasprit Bumrah is second, having accomplished the feat in 57 games. Kuldeep Yadav took 100 wickets in 58 ODIs, while Irfan Pathan took 100 wickets in 59 ODIs.
The second ODI between India and the West Indies will be played on Wednesday in Ahmedabad.