Piyush Chawla bagged a hefty ₹2.4 crore contract with Mumbai Indians within the IPL 2021 Public sale on Thursday. MI would be the fourth IPL crew he might be taking part in for; he has represented Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Tremendous Kings to date.

MI director of cricket, Zaheer Khan, believes Chawla’s expertise made the facet go for the spinner.

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 “We had been searching for expertise. Piyush is somebody who has been a part of the World Cup-winning facet. He’s been underneath stress in these conditions of what we felt he additionally brings to the desk is that this bowling with the brand new ball,” Zaheer mentioned.

“I feel that’s not a simple activity for any bowler, and notably in the event you’re a spinner and that, too, a wrist spinner. So, that’s one thing which he has been doing fantastically effectively. And that has actually caught our eyes after we checked out Piyush. So we launched a teen – a leg-spinner – and we’ve added with expertise after which somebody who can deliver a special facet to our setup,” the previous India speedster mentioned.

‘Thrilling occasions’

Chawla was picked by Chennai Tremendous Kings final yr, however was launched forward of this yr’s public sale after a reasonably forgettable present within the IPL 2020, which was held within the UAE.


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On this public sale, the franchises have given significance to quick bowlers and Zaheer is pleased with such a improvement. “It’s very thrilling information for certain to see all quick bowlers are in demand. It’s one thing which over the 12-plus years now that the franchises have taken word of and there’s slowly an increase in demand and that competitors we’ve seen within the public sale…  So it’s thrilling occasions for the bowling all-rounders and bowlers throughout,” Zaheer mentioned.

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