Having claimed 16 wickets in the recently concluded six-match ODI series, India's spin sensation Yuzvendra Chahal was spotted wearing glasses in the first T20I against South Africa. Not shades or sunglasses, Chahal was seen in spectacles and that too only during fielding.
Even though the 27-year-old doesn't wear the glasses while bowling or batting, fans fear that his eyesight is weak, which may lead to a fall in his form.
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However, the leg-spinner's father KK Chahal revealed why his son wears spectacles during fielding in matches. "Before going on a South Africa tour, my son was advised (by an eye specialist) to wear glasses occasionally,” he said, as quoted by mid-day.
"He has not been using it while bowling or batting but only while fielding," his father added.
Clarifying that Chahal's eyesight is not weak, KK added that it was a precautionary measure recommended to the cricketer by the eye specialist.
"His eyesight 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 explained.
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