Yuvraj Singh turned into a reporter as he interviewed Man of the match Yuzvendra Chahal on February 1 after his outstanding performance in the final against England. India managed to win the final quite comprehensively with a margin of 75 runs as they suffered the second worst batting collapse in the history of cricket. Chahal achieved career best bowling figures and third overall in T20Is as he took 6 wickets in 4 overs. Yuvraj and Chahal shared a light chat with the man of the match and the man of the series.
YS: Yuzvednra Chahal, which one is heavier, you or the ball?
YC: I am a little heavier than the ball (laughs).
YS: You bowled beautifully. A spinner usually takes three to four wickets in a T20I on his day but you took 6 wickets, what would you like to comment about it?
YC: It is a good feeling as it was my first five-wicket haul. Even in IPL I did not get that many wickets in a single inning. It felt fantastic, especially because it was in front of my homeground. I felt like I am playing in front of my family.
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YS: Eoin Morgan and Joe Root looked comfortable on the crease when you came out to bowl your second spell. What was going on in your head about what line and length to bowl to these set batsmen. We might have lost the game had they been there till the last.
YC: I had confidence in myself. In IPL too I have faced similar situations. I was trying to bowl the best balls in that stage. When I was bowling against Root and Morgan, my plan was to bowl them outside the line of off stump.
YS: Six wickets in a T20I is a big accomplishment. How are you feeling having reached that feat?
YC: I am feeling great because earlier on the Zimbabwe tour, the squad did not have the best players. For the first time I am in the main side and it is a good feeling.
YS: Thank You Yuzi (Yuzvendra Chahal), how did you feel when I picked you up in my lap?
YC: It felt great, similar to the bollywood movie DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge).
At the end of the interview Yuvraj thanked Chahal for his splendid performance which resulted into a comfortable win for India in the final of the three-T20I series against England.