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Can’t Answer That”: Gautam Gambhir ‘Massively Surprised’ By Hardik Pandya’s Call In 2nd T20I

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir didn't agree with Hardik Pandya's call to make Yuzvendra Chahal bowl only 2 overs. Hardik, instead, opted to get part-timer Deepak Hooda bowl 4 overs in the 2nd T20I against New Zealand.

The Indian cricket team made one big change in the playing XI for the 2nd T20I against New Zealand, roping in Yuzvendra Chahal as a replacement for Umran Malik. Notwithstanding, regardless of being gotten to give wickets on a ‘turn cordial’ surface, Chahal just bowled four overs in the match. At the point when previous India cricketer, Gautam Gambhir, was gotten some information about this choice by captain Hardik Pandya, he conceded that it was a ‘enormous shock’. Gambhir even said that he “can’t address this inquiry”.

Massive surprise.. I can’t respond to this inquiry, that too on a wicket like this. Chahal is your No. 1 spinner the T20 design. Simply requesting that he bowl two overs and in that he got the significant wicket of Finn Allen and afterward not utilizing his full share of overs looks bad to me,” Gambhir said on Star Sports after the finish of the match.

Gambhir concurred that more youthful players like Arshdeep Singh and Shivam Mavi should be offered a chance yet he is additionally of the assessment that had Chahal finished his full amount of overs, New Zealand would’ve been bowled out for 80 or 85. The way that Hardik liked to make Deepak Hooda bowl 4 overs was a ‘huge treat’ for Gambhir.

“Indeed, you need to give youthful folks another open door like Arshdeep Singh or Shivam Mavi. However at that point you might have amazed Chahal in the last also, or prior. So I feel he missed a stunt. He might have gotten New Zealand bowled for perhaps 80 or 85 and on this sort of pitch, you would rather not let the resistance free. Gigantic shock, requesting that Hooda bowl four overs yet not Chahal,” said Gambhir.