RR spinner Yuzvendra Chahal broke Dwayne Bravo’s elite IPL record in the match between RR and KKR on Thursday. Chahal shattered Bravo’s record during the 56th match of the elite tournament by taking the wicket of Nitish Rana to become the all time leading IPL wicket-taker. Chahal’s latest feat has made him the all-time leading wicket-taker in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Earlier, Chahal had secured a four-wicket haul against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, equaling Bravo’s record. During the ongoing match, skipper Samson brought Chahal into the attack in the 10th over, and Chahal achieved the massive feat in the IPL by removing KKR skipper Rana.
Chahal, during the innings break, said,
“On this ground, I didn’t want to give easy boundaries. Wanted to keep the ball away from the batters. The pitch was slow and aiding me. (On becoming leading IPL wicket taker) I never thought when I came into the IPL with MI that I’ll get here. I’m here because of all the support I’ve got along the way with family and friends. Definitely grateful to all. I hope we can win today, the batters should be able to get the runs.”
The RR star has played over 140 matches in the cash-rich league and has taken 18 wickets in the 2023 edition of the tournament. The 32-year-old has an illustrious T20 career and has represented RCB and Mumbai Indians in the previous IPL seasons.
With over 184 wickets, Chahal has surpassed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pacer Bravo, who bagged 183 wickets in his iconic IPL career. Chahal has surpassed veteran bowlers Piyush Chawla (174), Amit Mishra (172), and Ravichandran Ashwin (171) on the exclusive list. His impressive form and record-breaking performance have made him one of the finest bowlers in the history of the IPL.
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