Yuzvendra Singh Chahal (born July 23, 1990) is an Indian cricketer and former chess player who currently plays for India in international competition. He is a leg break bowler who is regarded as one of the finest in the industry.
Chahal has mainly played limited overs cricket in the past, such as One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) (T20Is). Chahal has also represented India at youth levels in chess, in addition to cricket. Chahal represents Haryana in the domestic league. In the Indian Premier League, Chahal is a crucial member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.
In 2017, the most T20 wickets were 23.
Awards and Accolades
- India (6/25 v England) receives the ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year trophy.
- Test team of the year at the ICC
- ICC One-Day International Team of the Year
Chahal debuted in the IPL in 2008 with the Mumbai Indians. He spent much of his time on the bench for the Mumbai Indians, playing in just one IPL game in three seasons. He did, however, appear in every match for the Mumbai Indians in the 2011 Champions League Twenty20.
Chahal was purchased by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a base price of ten lakh in the 2014 IPL players auction. He has, however, been an invaluable member of the RCB franchise.
On June 11, 2016, Chahal made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Chahal took three wickets for just 25 runs in the second match, leading his team to an 8-wicket win. He received his first international man of the match award as a result of this.
Chahal took 6/42 against Australia National Cricket Team on January 18, 2019, for his second One Day International 5-wicket haul. These were among the finest figures ever bowled by an Indian bowler.
On June 18, 2016, he made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe. He became the first Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is on February 1, 2017, with figures of 6/25 against the England cricket team. In T20Is around the world, he took the most wickets (23) in 2017.
Yuzvendra Chahal – Chess
Chahal isn’t just a cricket player. Chahal has also competed in the World Youth Chess Championships for India. However, after failing to find a sponsor, Chahal was forced to retire from the sport. Chahal is classified on the official website of the World Chess Federation.
Yuzvendra Chahal was born in a village in Haryana to Mr. K. K. Chahal and Mrs. Sunita Devi. His family now resides in Jind’s Patiala Chowk. His father is an attorney, and his mother is a stay-at-home mom. Chahal has two older sisters, one of whom lives in Australia and the other in the United States. On December 22, 2020, Yuzvendra Chahal married Dhanashree Verma. Chahal’s wife is a talented Indian dancer, choreographer, and dentist. The pair declared their engagement on social media on August 8 of this year.