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5 prominent athletes who have played more than one professional sport

Saurabh Tyagi
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:17 IST

#4 Yuzvendra Chahal

Chahal came into limelight for his performances in the IPL
Chahal came into limelight for his performances in the IPL

One of the best spinner in the world at the moment, Yuzvendra Chahal started making his mark on the bigger stage with his consistent performances for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chahal went from being a bench warmer for Mumbai Indians in the early years of his career to being the mainstay bowler for RCB in a very short period of time.

His consistent performances earned him a very well deserved call up to the Indian national team. With time, Yuzvendra Chahal has not only become one of India's best spinner, but also one of the best bowlers in the world at the moment.

However, many people are unaware that Chahal has represented India in the game of chess as well. Chahal gives a lot of credit for his success to playing chess in his younger days. Playing chess sharpened his mind and helped him to think quickly in tough conditions, which is useful in the game of cricket as well. His name is also listed on the All India Chess Federation website.

Published 02 Feb 2019, 18:08 IST
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