Shoaib Malik better than Steve Smith in playing spin,says Yuzvendra Chahal

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The young talented spin wizard of Team India Yuzvendra Chahal has ranked Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik higher than Australian batting genious Steve Smith when it comes to playing spin bowling.

Yuzvendra Chahal during a live session on Instagram, said that it was during the 2018 Asia Cup between the arch-rivals when the leg-spinner made his assessment of Malik.

“I was bowling to Malik during the Asia Cup and was impressed with the way he was taking singles of good deliveries. I realised that this player has a lot of experience and I think he is better than Steve Smith when it comes to playing spin bowling,” Chahal said.

Meanwhile, he was asked to rank other spin players from a list of five which included India’s Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, Australia’s Steve Smith and England’s Joe Root.

“Virat and Rohit are obviously quality players of spin bowling so they will be at the top,” said Chahal.

“Also Williamson makes life difficult for spin bowlers because he plays the ball really late, especially on a pitch that is slow.”

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