India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI on Sunday after Chahal picked four wickets and Rohit Sharma hit a half-century to lead the hosts’ run-chase. Chahal also achieved the milestone of 100 ODI wickets.
“It is a nice feeling, my career has seen ups and downs. I have managed to get 100 wickets in ODIs, it is a big moment. Did not think that I will achieve the feat early in my career. I have changed my angles. Other bowlers used to bowl side-arm, so I (toO) worked on that when I was not in the team,” Chahal told skipper Rohit Sharma in a video posted on BCCI.TV.
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“I was not bowling googly in the South Africa series. When there are big-hitting batters, they tend to go after spinners. Googly is my strong weapon. The more I bowl it, the more I will achieve success,” he added.
India bowled out West Indies for a paltry 176 and then chased down the target in 28 overs for a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
The second ODI will be played on Wednesday at the same venue here – the Narendra Modi Stadium.