Over the years, Indian cricket has seen many spinners come and go. Some have managed to make a mark in the history books, while others have faded with time. In the current crop of the Indian team, the likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have forged a vital spin-bowling partnership. On one hand, where the chinaman cuts down the flow of runs for the opposition, the leggie is seen bamboozling the batsmen with his attacking leg-spin.
While Kuldeep has proved effective across formats, Chahal has only been tried in limited-overs cricket. But, despite the limited opportunities he's got, Chahal makes it a point to contribute to his team's cause whenever he walks out on the field. However, that's not the only thing Chahal is good at.
The 28-year-old has struck a chord with cricket fans with his own chat show 'Chahal TV' where he is seen doing candid interviews of fellow cricketers. Making an exception to the format of the show, Chahal TV's latest episode saw India's very own 'Bharat Army' making a brief appearance.
Following India's 35-run triumph in the fifth ODI in Wellington, Chahal resumed to his role as host and spoke to India's 'fan troop' that continues to cheer for the team in different countries, at different venues. “Bharat Army was founded 20 years ago in the UK. After that, it spread all over. You've seen them in Australia, New Zealand and in India as well. Wherever the team travels we are there to support them. We call ourselves the 12th man of the Indian team,” a member of the outfit said on Chahal TV.
MUST WATCH: Meet the bunch that support #TeamIndia everywhere they go. Say Hello to The Bharat Army - by @RajalArora
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The 'Bharat Army' also composed a special song for Chahal who emerged as the joint-leading wicket-taker alongside Mohammed Shami with nine scalps in the ODI series. Chahal was then seen dancing to the beats of the 'dhol' as some members of the 'fan troop' also joined in.
A brief video of the episode was also shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on the social media. "MUST WATCH: Meet the bunch that support #TeamIndia everywhere they go. Say Hello to The Bharat Army. P.S. Let us know how you find Bharat Army's original "Chahal TV soundtrack" @yuzi_chahal," the BCCI tweeted.