India vs New Zealand T20I Series:- India beat New Zealand by 5 wickets in the first T20 match. In this match, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel got a chance as spinners in the Indian team while Yuzvendra Chahal.
Played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur
The first match of the three-match T20 series between India and New Zealand was played on Wednesday at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Team India defeated New Zealand (Ind vs NZ) by 5 wickets.
Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal Could not Make it to the Playing XI
Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman scored half-centuries. In response, Team India achieved the target for 5 wickets in 19.4 overs. Rohit played an innings of 48 runs for India while Suryakumar Yadav scored 62 runs. In this match, India landed with three fast bowlers and two spinners. Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel got a chance. While leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal could not make it to the playing XI.
Included in Place of Chahar in T20 Series
The year 2021 has not been good for Chahal. Chahal was not included in the T20 World Cup squad due to poor performance in the first phase of the IPL. Rahul Chahar was given preference over him. Many veterans had raised questions on this decision of the selectors. After this, Chahal was included in place of Chahar in the T20 series against New Zealand. However, in the first match, he had to sit on the bench.
Calls A T20 Captain Rohit Sharma his Elder Brother
A few days ago, Chahal had called India’s new T20 captain Rohit Sharma as his elder brother. Chahal said in an interview that his and Rohit’s relationship is like a brother. Rohit’s wife Ritika considers him as his younger brother. Earlier, Chahal has revealed that it was Rohit Sharma who gave him a chance to make his IPL debut.
Chahal Said in an Interview that I have a Special Relationship With Rohit Bhaiya
Chahal had said in an interview, ‘I have a special relationship with Rohit Bhaiya. Because we have known each other since 2011. I have made my IPL debut only because of Rohit Bhaiya. I was not getting any chance and Rohit Bhaiya gave me a chance as soon as he got the captaincy. He came to my room and said that you are playing a match. I was surprised because we already had players like Harbhajan and Pragyan Ojha on our team. We never went with 3 spinners.