Indian leg-spin bowler Yuzvendra Chahal left England in a tizzy in the third and final T20I as he grabbed six wickets to condemn the visitors to a 75-run defeat in Bengaluru. The Eoin Morgan-led side were cruising at 119 for the loss of two wickets till the 14th over when Chahal turned the game on it's head by triggering a collapse.
The young leggie's spell completed a great turnaround for India in the series, who looked set to concede a series-clinching lead to the visitors in Nagpur. The jubilant Indian side rallied around Chahal every time he sent an English batsman back in the hut, but Yuvraj Singh took the celebrations to an another level altogether when he lifted India's hero up in his arms.
Yuvraj didn't stop there and later went onto interview the leg-spinner for bcci.tv, in which he asked him for his reaction to being lifted in his arms. Chahal was as wily in his reply as he was in his bowling.
"I felt very nice. It was a DDLJ-type feeling," Chahal told Yuvraj with a cheeky smile, referring to the popular Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
However, Yuvraj was up to a bit more fun before he dived into some serious stuff, but the skinny bowler was up for it all.
"Yuzvendra Chahal! Ball jyada bhari hai ya aap (Do you weigh more or the ball?)," the veteran batsmen asked Chahal first up, who confirmed he did outweigh the ball he used to run rings around the English batsmen by not before admitting being "only slightly heavier".
Chahal who is familiar with the M Chinnaswamy stadium, having played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, expressed happiness after playing an international game at the venue.
"It’s quite a good feeling, this is my first five-wicket haul. I haven’t had one even in the IPL. It was good especially as it was my home ground, I felt like I was playing in front of my family. So I felt great," he told Yuvraj Singh.
The let-handed batsman later shared the video on his Facebook page with a caption "Fun times with MOTM Yuzvendra Chahal"
After a bowling such a match-winning spell to help India clinch the T20I series, he will be hoping to stake a claim in the hosts' squad for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held later in June this year. If it also means being interviewed by India's all-time greats, then Chahal would need no second invitation.