Yuzvendra Singh Chahal (born 23 July 1990) is an Indian cricketer and former chess player who represents India in the international stage. He is a leg break bowler and one of the best in the business.
Table of Contents
- Biography - About Yuzvendra Chahal
- Yuzvendra Chahal - Along the Years
- Awards and Accolades
- Yuzvendra Chahal - Chess
Biography - About Yuzvendra Chahal
Chahal has so far played only limited overs International cricket, i.e., One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). Along with cricket, Chahal has also represented India internationally in Chess at youth levels. On the domestic level, Chahal plays for Haryana. Chahal is an integral part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore contingent in the Indian Premier League.
Yuzvendra Chahal - Along the Years
|2009-10||19||Ranji Trophy debut for Haryana|
|2011||20||IPL Debut for Mumbai Indians|
- Most T20 wickets in 2017 - 23
Awards and Accolades
- ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year (India) (6/25 v England)
- ICC Test team of the year
- ICC ODI Team of the year
Chahal began his IPL career with the Mumbai Indians in 2008. He was seen more on the bench, appearing in only one IPL game for the Mumbai Indians across three seasons. However, he featured in all matches in the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 for the Mumbai Indians.
In the 2014 IPL players auction, Chahal was bought by the Royal Challengers for his base price of ₹10 lakh. But today he has become an irreplaceable part of the RCB franchise.
Chahal made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe in Harare Sports Club on 11 June, 2016.In the second match, Chahal took three wickets for just 25 runs and led his side to victory by 8 wickets. This earned him first international man of the match award.
On 18 January 2019, Chahal took his 2nd One Day International 5 wicket haul by taking 6/42 against Australia National Cricket team. These were one of the joint best figures by an Indian bowler.
He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe on 18 June 2016. On 1 February 2017, he became the first bowler for India to take a five wicket haul in T20Is, ending with figures of 6/25 against England cricket team. He took the most wickets (23) in T20Is in 2017 all over the world.
Yuzvendra Chahal - Chess
Cricket is not Chahal's only talent. Chahal has also represented India in chess at the World Youth Chess Championship. However struggling to find a sponsor, Chahal was left with no other option but to give up the game. Chahal is listed on the World Chess Federation's official site.
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Yuzvendra Chahal was born to Mr. K. K. Chahal and Mrs. Sunita Devi, in a village in Haryana. His family now lives in Patiala Chowk, Jind. His father works as an advocate and his mother is a housewife. Chahal has two elder sisters, both of whom live in Australia. Chahal has not been married yet.