Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the notable absentees in India’s recently announced team for the upcoming 2023 edition of the Asia Cup. Yuzi Chahal did not find a place as the national selectors picked players like Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav as the main spin bowling options for the continental tournament.
A day after the announcement, Chahal’s wife Dhanashree Verma shared a cryptic Instagram story, questioning whether being an introvert can hinder a person’s career growth.
Dhanashree Verma wrote:
“Now I have started to question this on a serious note. If being super submissive & introvert can be harmful for your work growth? Or do we all have to be an extrovert & street smart savvy to grow in life?”
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav seems to have replaced Yuzvendra Chahal in the pecking order. Significantly, Chahal was dropped from all three matches of the ODI series against the West Indies. The senior leg-spinner has played only two ODIs so far this year.
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“I Would Have Yuzvendra Chahal In My Team” – Irfan Pathan On Asia Cup 2023
Former all-rounder Irfan Pathan took to his social media on Monday, August 21 to say that the Asia Cup 2023 should have gone ahead with Yuzvendra Chahal. He pointed out that the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna, who have returned from injuries, could be the reason why the team management is keen to add depth to their batting lineup. Pathan wrote:
“Worry for selectors that Bumrah and Prasidh coming back from long lay off. That’s one of the two reason(s) you will see India team playing with an extra bowler who can bat. I would have Chahal in my squad. What do you guys think? #AsiaCup.
Notably, this is not the first time that Yuzvendra Chahal has lost his spot ahead of an important competition. He was surprisingly not selected for the T20 World Cup 2021 where India suffered a group-stage exit. While the selectors picked him for the T20 World Cup in Australia last year, he did not find a place in the playing XI even once.