Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on India leg-spinner Y Chahal for bowling a no-ball during the 4th ODI against South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
Chahal cleaned upSouth African batsman Favid Miller only to find out that he has overstepped his mark that turned out to be decisive in the context of the match that India eventually went on to lose by five wickets via DLS method.
Miller was batting on 7 when he was bowled by Chahal. Gavaskar questioned Chahal’s professionalism in the post-match show and said, “For me, it was that no-ball, where David Miller was clean bowled, and the way he recovered from it.
That, for me, was the turning point. Till then, India seemed to be in control, they had also seen the back of AB de Villiers, who was batting well. When Miller was struggling to read Yuzvendra Chahal, India were certainly in the driver’s seat.
“I will be perfectly honest. In modern-day cricket, with all the technology available, nobody should be bowling no balls.
One can understand bowling a wide, down the leg side because that (wide rule) is a very strict interpretation. There should ideally bowl no wides on the offside also,” said the 68-year-old.