'I know, he is a very attacking bowler, which is something that we wanted in our spin bowling department'
Piyush Chawla's skill-set will not only help Mumbai Indians in the pressure situation in this year's IPL but his immense experience will also be useful in mentoring the young spinners in the squad, the defending champions said on Thursday.
Mumbai Indians strengthened their spin department with adding 32-year-old Chawla to the squad at the most recent auction.
"I have played with Piyush since U-19 days. And I know, he is a very attacking bowler, which is something that we wanted in our spin bowling department," Rohit, who has led MI to record five titles, said in a video posted on side's official Twitter handle.
"He was a good buy, to get him into our squad, one of the highest wicket-takers in the IPL. Played a lot of games in the IPL. He knows the format, he knows the oppositions, he knows the players," added Rohit.
The 32-year-old Chawla, on his part, said that it was great to be picked up by the holders.
"I am quite happy and excited because you want to be a part of a team which …
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