IND v SL 2017: Rohit Sharma says he has belief in Indian spin twins Chahal and Kuldeep

Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have picked 13 wickets in two T20Is so far.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the highest wicket taker in T20Is this year | IANS

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said he always believed in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal even though they went for runs early in the innings against Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I at Indore.

The track wasn't assisting the spinners much and there was a high chance that the bowlers would be spanked out of the ground. Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga were taking the Indian spinners to the cleaners, as the dup looked menacing with Chahal and Kuldeep fast running out of ideas. 

However, the wrist spinners came back strong and wiped the Sri Lankan batting line up in a span of 2 overs. Kuldeep (3/52) and Chahal (4/52) shared seven wickets amongst them, as India won the match by 88 runs.

"They have been doing well for India and always they bring us back," said Rohit.

"I don't mind such games where they are put under pressure, they were ready to take the pressure and Kuldeep changed the game and Chahal has been doing well for some time now. So I always had belief on them."

India, in the first innings, put up their record T20I total thanks to Rohit's record-equalling 35-ball century (118 in 43 balls) and KL Rahul's 89 in 49 balls and their 165 run opening partnership.

Talking about his own batting, Rohit said: "The stage was set, good conditions to bat. I was trying to do what I do, hit through the line. It came off really well. I went out there and had some fun."

Rohit also heaped praise on his opening partner KL Rahul. He said, "KL is in great form. He was exceptional today. It was pleasing to watch him play from the other end."

India will play Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I on Sunday at  the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

(With PTI Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 23 Dec, 2017

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