Very pleased with Aaron and Chahal's performance: Yuvraj

Very pleased with Aaron and Chahal's performance: Yuvraj

Senior batsman Yuvraj Singh today said he was pleased with performances of both fast bowler Varun Aaron and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the IPL-7 so far.

"I am mighty pleased with the way Varun Aaron has bowled so far. As an Indian it is heart-warming to see a young Indian bowler consistently hitting the 145 KPH mark and making the ball rip and zip on the pitch," he said in his article posted on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)'s official website.

"I must add here that now bowling with a speed of 145 kph is a humongous effort on his part. Trust me, for someone who knows a thing or two about injuries, illnesses and recoveries, coming out of all this and performing like this is not easy at all," Yuvraj added.

Varun has played three games and scalped six wickets, and dazzled against Kolkata Knight Riders with three-wicket haul, which included prized scalps of Jacques Kallis and Chris Lynn.

Fast bowling is an extremely tough job and even tougher it is to come out of the injury and getting your rhythm back, Yuvraj said adding that it takes loads of hard work, patience and persistence to achieve it.

Praising Chahal's performance, Yuvraj said he is a young talented spinner with few tricks up his sleeves and with time he will become better and smarter.

"Chahal is a young talented spinner with few tricks up his sleeves. And at this age he knows how to mix them. With time he will become better and smarter," he said.

"To get a wicket on the first ball is a real confidence booster. That's the beauty of this tournament. Youngsters get a chance to perform at this level and some of them grab it with both hands to leave a mark," he added.

The 23-year-old leg-spinner from Haryana came to limelight for his frugal economy rate of 5.08 in this season where big scores are being chased down with ease. He has, so far, bagged four wickets after conceding 61 runs in three matches. 

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