Yuzvendra Chahal takes an indirect swipe at RCB after Rohit Sharma’s heroics at Chinnaswamy Stadium

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. (Image Credits: Twitter)

Indian captain Rohit Sharma came under fire for registering two consecutive ducks in the first two T20Is against the Afghanistan cricket team. In the T20I opener, the veteran was dismissed in an unlucky manner after a terrible mix-up between him and Shubman Gill, leading to a run-out.

In the second game, Rohit Sharma was dismissed for a first-ball duck as Fazalhaq Farooqi made a mess of his stumps. However, Rohit Sharma announced his arrival in style by letting his performance do the talking in the third and final T20I at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

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Initially, he took some time to get settled at the crease and once he assessed the conditions, there was no stopping him. He went on to score his fifth T20I century, the most by a batter in the format. He scored 121* off 69 balls, including 11 fours and 8 sixes, which is also his career-best score in the shortest format. Soon after his heroics, Yuzvendra Chahal’s tweet caught the attention of the RCB fans.

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Yuzvendra Chahal indirectly mocks RCB after Rohit Sharma’s batting masterclass

India’s veteran leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, who is currently out of the national set-up in white-ball cricket took an indirect dig at RCB after Rohit Sharma’s heroics against Afghanistan at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The leggie took to his X handle and posted a caption, reserving the highest respect for Rohit Sharma.

“Rohitaaa sharammaaa owning Bengaluru What a knock,” his tweet read. Although, it seemed like he was praising Rohit Sharma, a certain section of fans felt that he was indirectly teasing Royal Challengers Bangalore for the “Rohit Sharma owing Bengaluru” post.

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For the unversed, Yuzvendra Chahal was released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 auction. The experienced leggie was taken aback after the RCB team management failed to retain him. After parting ways with RCB, he would go on to join Rajasthan Royals for INR 6.5 crore.

Notably, he went on to finish the IPL 2022 season as the leading wicket-taker, taking as many as 27 wickets. Rightly so, he won the Purple Cap. In the subsequent season, he took 21 wickets to his name.

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Chaithanya Gulapala
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