Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal has been doing well amazingly well for the Indian cricket team, with the youngster not only giving good performance with the ball but in fielding as well.
The 27-year-old has been performing brilliantly in India’s tour of South Africa and has even managed to take 16 wickets in the 6 ODI matches that he has played this year.
While Chahal’s performance has been spot-on in the last few games, his hawkeyed fans have been even sharper to notice small details about the player.
So it was thus not a surprise that they noticed that he started to wear spectacles while fielding.
While the player had not sported glasses in earlier matches, he was seen with specs for the first time in the T20 match which was played in Johannesburg.
Wondering why a reporter approached his father who told him that it is just a precautionary move as he has been advised to so by an eye specialist.
“Before going on a South Africa tour, my son was advised (by an eye specialist) to wear glasses occasionally. He has not been using it while bowling or batting but only while fielding.”
What’s more, he said that it was during the medical test for the new job that he was told to do so and that he will join this job after returning from South Africa.
“His eye sight is not weak but was advised (to use it) when he underwent the government medical tests which were compulsory before joining the new job. He has been selected as an income tax inspector and will be joining the post in Delhi immediately after his return from the current tour.”
Besides Chahal other players who have been spotted wearing specs are Indian skipper Virat Kohli and former captain MS Dhoni. While these two don’t wear specs while they are on the field they sport it while they are off the field.
The other cricketers who are famous for wearing specs while batting/bowling/fielding are – Clive Llyod, Virender Sehwag Saurav Ganguly, and Daniel Vettori who was also a top class spinner like Chahal.