An inspiring bowling effort from Rahul Chahar saw a turnaround in the fifth match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday. The leg-spinner took 4 wickets for just 27 runs in his four overs to help his side win the game from a losing position against Kolkata Knight Riders.
He didn’t start well as he went for 10 runs in his first three balls. The Mumbai Indians spinner wasn’t afraid to keep giving the flight. He got the rewards, as a result. Having bowled to some of the best batsmen in the world, Chahar has become a fearless bowler and is no longer afraid to toss the bowl up.
“I’ve bowled to the Indian team, the big players in the nets, and when you do that, the pressure is less in a match scenario,” Chahar said of his fearlessness.
“This is my fourth year with Mumbai Indians, and I bowl to some of the world’s best hitters, so I don’t feel pressured in the match.” Surely that he’s bowled much of his overs at Wankhede, where no total is safe enough, may have played a part, too.
Chahar took the wickets of the top four batsmen in Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi. MI, eventually, won the game by 10 runs. The defending champions will play next against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.