The two T20Is against Ireland couldn't have come at a better time for Sanju to boost his credentials in the shortest format of the game.
The transition from competitions restricted by age limit to the high intensity, no holds barred, gladiatorial battle ground of first-class cricket and the IPL is a difficult one that only the toughest are able to make.
This was the World Giants' first win after they lost to Asia Lions on Friday as all the three teams now have one win each with the second and final leg beginning on Monday.
Yusuf smashed five sixes and nine boundaries in a 40-ball 80, while skipper Mohammad Kaif anchored their tricky 176-run chase with an unbeaten 42 to script the win with five balls to spare.
Chappell was coach of the Indian team for two controversy-riddled years between 2005 and 2007 in which he clashed with several senior members of the team, especially then-captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.
Kaif feels the team management and selectors should not sideline Dhoni as K L Rahul is only a stop-gap wicketkeeper.
According to Kaif's son, Akhtar's sheer pace would have instead made it easier for the batsmen to score runs.
It was the 18th over, where Pathan and Manpreet Gony (11 not out) amassed 26 runs off Farveez Maharoof, that brought the hosts into contention after a top-order collapse.