Yuzvendra Singh Chahal (born 23 July 1990) is an Indian cricketer and former chess player who represents India in both One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals, and has also represented India internationally in chess at youth levels. He plays for Haryana in Indian domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He is a leg break bowler.
|Born||23 July 1990|
Jind, Haryana, India
|Bowling||Right-arm leg break|
|ODI debut (cap 211)||11 June 2016 v Zimbabwe|
|Last ODI||10 March 2019 v Australia|
|ODI shirt no.||3|
|T20I debut (cap 60)||18 June 2016 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||27 February 2019 v Australia|
|T20I shirt no.||6|
|Domestic team information|
|2009/10–present||Haryana (squad no. 3)|
|2014–present||Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 3)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 10 March 2019
Chahal is one of only two players in T20I history to have taken a 6 wicket haul.
Chahal was first signed up by Mumbai Indians in 2008. He appeared in only 1 IPL game for the team across three seasons but played in all matches in the 2011 Champions League Twenty20. He took 2 for 9 in 3 overs in the Final against Royal Challengers Bangalore, helping Mumbai defend the total of 139 and lift the title. At the 2014 IPL players auction, he was bought by the Royal Challengers for his base price of ₹10 lakh. He got the Man of the Match award against Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2014.
In the second match, Chahal took three wickets for just 25 runs and led his side to victory by 8 wickets. In his second over, he delivered a seam-up delivery at a speed of 109 km/h. His bowling performance earned him first international man of the match award as well.
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. Yuzvendra Chahal is also the first legspinner to pick up a fifer as well as 6 wicket haul in a T20I and has the record for the best bowling as a legspinner in T20I history (6/25).
He took the most wickets (23) in T20Is in 2017 by any bowler.
On 18 January 2019, Chahal took his 2nd One Day International 5 wicket haul by taking 6/42 against Australia. These were the joint best figures by an Indian bowler vs Aussies after Ajit Agarkar in 2003/04. These also were best figures by an Indian spinner at MCG in Australia against Australia. In this match, Australia scored 230 in 48.5 overs while India chased it easily by winning it from 7 wickets courtesy fine knocks from M.S. Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav.
Chahal also represented India in chess at the World Youth Chess Championship, though he gave up the game at a later stage when he struggled to find a sponsor. He is listed in World Chess Federation's official site.
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