IPL 2018: 10 lesser-known facts about the IPL
#9 Piyush Chawla went 386 overs without bowling a no-ball
Piyush Chawla was the only long-term bowler who hadn't bowled a no-ball in his IPL career until he bowled one in a match against the Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2016.
The first no-ball of the leg-spinner came after bowling 386 overs in his IPL career. For eight years of the T20 tournament, Chawla had bowled in the most disciplined manner any bowler can bowl. Ironically though, he has conceded more than 100 sixes during his IPL run.
Chawla started his IPL career with the Kings XI Punjab in 2008, and he went on to become one of the leading wicket-takers for the franchise. The leg-spinner was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders in the seventh season of IPL and hit the winning runs for the Gautam Gambhir-led team in the final against his previous team.
During the IPL 2018 auctions, KKR showed great trust in Chawla and used their Right to Match card for the leggie.Published 20 Mar 2018, 20:53 IST