Yuzvendra Chahal is an Indian Cricketer who especially plays ODI and T20 matches. He is one of some players who cemented their position in the National Team soon. Switching his career from Chess to Cricket, Yuzvendra has turned himself into a loyal cricketer.
Yuzvendra Chahal was born on 23 July 1990 in Jind, Haryana, India. At the age of 7, he started to play chess. However, he faced difficulty to find sponsors, so he abandoned the game and focused on Cricket. Initially, he started playing cricket as a medium-fast bowler but later he turned into a leg spinner.
Parents & Siblings
His father, K. K. Chahal is an advocate and his mother, Sunita Devi is a housewife.
He has two elder sisters, both are settled in Australia.
Relationships, Wife & Children
On 8 August 2020, he got engaged to his girlfriend Dhanashree Verma, a YouTuber.
Later, they got married to each other on Tuesday, 22 December 2020.
He played chess at the National Level and participated in youth championships.
After he left chess, he started to play cricket at the domestic level. He is the first player ever to represent India in both chess and cricket. Yuzvendra made his first-class debut in November 2009 against Madhya Pradesh in Indore. Since 2009, he has been playing for Haryana in Ranji Matches. In 2013, he started his IPL career, playing for Mumbai Indians. In 2016, he was selected to the Indian Cricket Team in a 14-man squad to the tour of Zimbabwe. He made his international debut against Zimbabwe on 11 June 2016. He also made his T20 debut against the same team.
On 1 February 2017, playing against England, he became the first Indian bowler to take a 5 wicket haul in a T20 match.
It was rumoured that Yuzvendra was in a relationship with Indian actress and model, Tanishka Kapoor.
He takes ₹15 lakh for a test match, ₹6 lakh for an ODI match, and ₹3 lakh for a T20 match. In IPL 2014, RCB bought him at his base price ₹10 lakh. In IPL 2018, he was sold for ₹6 crore.
- Due to his thin body appearance, his friends used to call him “single haddi (bone).”
- He represented India in the Chess World Cup 2003 held in Greece with an overall career rating of 1946.
- According to him, playing chess helps him to be more patient, controls his temper and makes him able to read batsman’s mind.
- Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne is his idol.
- He was selected to Mumbai Indians in the initial 3-years of his IPL career, but played only one match for them.
- He and Australian player Mitchell Starc are very good friends.
- His hobbies are playing chess, golf, travelling.