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Yuzvendra Chahal Biography: Meet The Champion Bowler Of Indian Cricket Team

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Yuzvendra Chahal is the self-proclaimed ‘shy’ prankster. The funny guy in the dressing room. The focused bowler in the field. Chahal has already made his mark with his phenomenal performance throughout. In this blog, we will explore the life of Yuzvendra Chahal, his cricket career, education, net worth, stats, wife, and much more.

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Yuzvendra Chahal Biography

Name Yuzvendra Chahal
Born 23 July 1990 (Jind, Haryana, India)
Age 33 years
Wife Dhanashree Verma
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Legbreak Googly
IPL Team Rajasthan Royals
IPL team Price INR 6.50 crore
Role Bowler
Test Not yet
ODI 11 June 2016 vs Zimbabwe
T20I 18 June 2016 vs Zimbabwe
Teams Played for Rajasthan Royals, Haryana, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, India
   

Family Background

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Yuzvendra’s father, KK Chahal, works as an advocate. He himself was an university-level cricketer. His mother is a homemaker. Chahal has two elder sisters as well. As a kid, Chahal was super skinny, so his friends used to tease him as ‘single haddi’.

From Chess to Cricket

When Yuzvendra Chahal was seven years old, he started playing chess. He participated in various tournaments, but couldn’t find sponsors to pursue it as a career. Chahal was the U-12 National Chess Champion in 2012. He even represented India at the 2003 Chess World Cup.

Chahal used to play cricket as well and later decided to completely focus on that. His name is still listed on World Chess Federation’s official website. Chahal holds the record of being the only player to represent India in chess and cricket.

Journey

Chahal made his first-class debut in November 2009 against Madhya Pradesh. Though he started as a medium-fast bowler, he became a leg spinner. In 2009, Chahal became the top wicket-taker at the National Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy by picking up 34 wickets. Chahal’s profess in chess has helped him analyze a batsman’s psyche and play him well.


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Indian National Cricket Team

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After his stellar performance in IPL 2016, Chahal was picked up in the Indian National Cricket team. He made his ODI and T20I debuts against Zimbabwe in June 2016.

Chahal holds the record of being the first Indian bowler to take 5 wickets in T20 Internationals. He achieved this feat against England in February 2017. He was declared as the man of the match in his very 2nd second ODI. Chahal also took 3 wickets for 25 runs against Zimbabwe.

During the opening match against the West Indies in February 2022, Chahal achieved his 100th ODI cricket wicket. In June 2022, Chahal earned a spot in India’s squad for the T20I series against Ireland.

Yuzvendra Chahal Career Stats

  • Yuzvendra Chahal Bowling Stats 

FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODIs 72 69 3739 3283 121 6/42 6/42 27.13 5.26 30.9 5 2 0
T20Is 80 79 1764 2409 96 6/25 6/25 25.09 8.19 18.3 2 1 0
FC 35 55 6477 3313 96 6/44 8/112 34.51 3.06 67.4 3 2 0
List A 133 127 6498 5308 205 6/24 6/24 25.89 4.90 31.6 6 5 0
T20s 290 287 6197 7862 336 6/25 6/25 23.39 7.61 18.4 9 2 0
  • Batting & Fielding Stats of Yuzvendra Chahal
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 72 14 5 77 18* 8.55 141 54.60 0 0 8 0 16 0
T20Is 80 6 4 6 3* 3.00 13 46.15 0 0 0 0 14 0
FC 35 52 11 345 42 8.41 1140 30.26 0 0 42 2 12 0
List A 133 48 21 300 24* 11.11 530 56.60 0 0 28 1 27 0
T20s 290 42 26 79 10 4.93 149 53.02 0 0 1 0 64 0

Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL

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Chahal joined RCB in 2014 after playing for Mumbai Indians. In the three years with Mumbai Indians, he played in just one match. He was signed by RCB for a base price of INR 10 lakh.

His performance in the 2016 IPL edition impressed one and all as he took 19 wickets then and became the purple cap holder. During the IPL Auction 2023, the Rajasthan team secured Yuzvendra Chahal’s services for a sum of Rs 6.50 Cr.

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IPL Stats

Bowling Stats
YEAR MAT BALLS RUNS WKTS BBM AVE ECON SR 4W 5W
Career 145 3173 4056 187 5/40 21.69 7.67 16.97 6 1
2023 14 317 432 21 4/17 20.57 8.18 15.10 3 0
2022 17 408 527 27 5/40 19.52 7.75 15.11 1 1
2021 15 318 374 18 3/11 20.77 7.05 17.66 0 0
2020 15 343 405 21 3/18 19.28 7.08 16.33 0 0
2019 14 296 386 18 4/38 21.44 7.82 16.44 1 0
2018 14 300 363 12 2/22 30.25 7.26 25.00 0 0
2017 13 261 333 14 3/16 23.78 7.65 18.64 0 0
2016 13 295 401 21 4/25 19.09 8.15 14.04 1 0
2015 15 281 415 23 3/40 18.04 8.86 12.21 0 0
2014 14 330 386 12 2/17 32.16 7.01 27.50 0 0
2013 1 24 34 0 0/34 8.50 0 0

Yuzvendra Chahal Wife

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Chahal announced his engagement to Dhanashree Verma on 8th August 2020. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple got engaged in a small Roka Ceremony at home, in the presence of their parents. Chahal married fiancée, Dhanashree in December, 2020. She is a doctor and a choreographer. The founder of the ‘Dhanashree Verma Company’ has more than 1 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and has worked with the likes of Rajkumar Rao and Guru Randhawa.


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Interesting Facts about Yuzvendra Chahal

  • Yuzvendra Chahal claims that he is shy, but he has a very fun and naughty side to him as well. He even has his own channel, Chahal TV, where he shares quirky videos and interviews.
  • He loves to make quirky videos with his teammates and these are regularly posted on BCCI website. BCCI also shares these through their twitter handle. Most of his teammates have debuted on ‘Chahal TV’. Smriti Mandhana has also been interviewed on the channel and trolled Chahal by calling him her batting inspiration.
  • Chahal seems to inspire by Captain Kohli when it comes to tattoos as well. He has anchor and compass, Shiva, and zodiac Leo tattoos. These inspire him when he is feeling low.
  • Chahal shares an excellent comradery with MS Dhoni as well. In fact, they play PUBG together whenever they find some time.
  • Shane Warne is his bowling idol.
  • Flamboyant Bollywood star, Ranveer Singh, is Chahal’s favourite actor. Chahal is a big fan of bindass attitude and loves all his movies. When it comes to the actresses, he has a huge crush on Katrina Kaif. She is his dream date!
  • Chahal is a big fan of football. He supports the team Real Madrid, and his favourite footballer is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo!

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  • Chahal is absolutely in love with the city of Gurugram. He has built a home there so that his parents could shift from Jind village in Haryana. It is his dream house and constructed exactly the way he wanted for a long time.
  • His teammates call him Yuzi and Tilli.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal loves travelling. His dream destinations are Maldives, Greece, and Paris.
  • He loves to feast on homemade butter chicken and rajma chawal.
  • Just like most of us, Yuzvendra loves to ‘Netflix and chill’!

Yuzvendra Chahal Net Worth

Yuzvendra’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 45 crores. Along with his National Team salary, he earns handsomely through his IPL salary. In the very first season of IPL, Yuzvendra was signed for INR 10 lakh by Mumbai Indians. However, in 2018, he was earning a whopping INR 6 crores per year from RCB. In 2023 season of IPL, Chahal was bought by Rajasthan Royals with INR 6.5 crores.

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FAQ

Who is wife of Yuzvendra Chahal?

Dhanashree Verma is wife of the India cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal.

What is the net worth of Yuzvendra Chahal?

As of 2023, Yuzvendra Chahal’s net worth is estimated around INR 45 crores.

Is Chahal a vegetarian?

Yuzvendra Chahal was a non-vegetarian. However, in 2020 he revealed that he had become a vegetarian.

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