Yuzvendra Chahal Biography – From Black & Whiteboards to the Green & Rough pitches!
Family Background of Yuzvendra Chahal:
Yuzvendra Chahal was born on July 23, 1990, in Jind, Haryana, India. His Father Krishan Kumar Chahal is an advocate at DM court in Jind and mother Sunita Devi is a homemaker.
He has two elder sisters named Geetanjali Chahal & Neel Chahal.
Yuzi is going to marry Dhanashree Verma, as he announced his engagement on August 08, 2020. His fiancée is a Choreographer, Dentist, and a YouTuber.
From Plain Board to Rough Pitches:
Before entering into the cricket field, he used to play chess. Even it’s quite interesting how his chess career started.
His father was bothered about him as he doesn’t want his son to be like the other boys in their neighbors. So he started to teach him to play chess.
Father’s plan went successful as Yuzi started taking interest in chess. Later, he started his chess training under Himanshu Sharma. In 2002, he won Under-12 National Children’s Chess Championship held in Kolkata.
The next year, he represented India at U-12 Youth Chess Championship held in Kerala. He ended-up ranked between 13 and 18 in the tournament.
Later, he participated in World Youth Championships, Greece, and finished the tournament at the 67th position. After this performance, he decided to get much better training but didn’t find any sponsorship for it. So he decided to quit chess and started playing cricket.
Biography of Yuzvendra Chahal:
|Yuzvendra Chahal's Profile|
|Full Name||Yuzvendra Singh Chahal|
|Date of Birth||July 23, 1990|
|Age||30 Years (in 2021)|
|Hometown||Jind, Haryana, India|
|School||DAV Public School, Jind, Haryana|
|Height||5 ft. 6"|
(168 cm) approx.
(137 lbs) approx
|Family & Relationships|
|Siblings||2 sisters (Geetanjali Chahal & Neel Chahal)|
|Wife||Dhanashree Verma (Choreographer, Doctor & YouTuber)|
|Batting Style||Right-Handed Batsman|
|Major Teams||India, Haryana, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Zimbabwe vs India at Harare (June 11, 2016)|
|Zimbabwe vs India at Harare (June 18, 2016)|
|IPL Debut||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (April 24, 2013)|
|First-Class Debut||Madhya Pradesh vs Haryana at Indore (November 3-6, 2009)|
|List-A Debut||Haryana vs Punjab at Rohtak (February 10, 2010)|
|T-20 Debut||Punjab vs Haryana at Delhi (October 20, 2009)|
Cricket Career of Yuzi:
In Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he made his T20 Cricket debut on October 20, 2009, against Punjab in which he conceded only 12 runs in the 4 overs he bowled.
Chahal made his First-Class Cricket debut in November 2009 aga inst Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy. In this match, his bowling stats were – 16 Overs, 3 Maidens & 0 wickets for 49 runs.
On February 10, 2010, he made his List-A Cricket debut against North Zone in Vijay Hazare Trophy. His bowling figures in the match were – 0/39 in his 10 overs.
On June 11, 2016, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal made his One Day International (ODI) Cricket debut against Zimbabwe. In this match, he took 1 wicket in his 10 overs at an economy of 2.70. His first International wicket was R Mutumbami.
Later on June 18, he made his T20I (Twenty-Twenty International) debut against the same team and took 1 wicket in the match.
On June 5, 2019, he played his first ICC ODI World Cup by playing against South Africa in which he dismissed 4 batsmen for 52 runs.
|Best Bowling |
Chahal’s IPL Career:
Yuzvendra Chahal was first signed by Mumbai Indians for ₹ 10 lakh but didn’t find any chance to play. Later, on April 24, 2013, he made his IPL debut against KKR in which he conceded 34 runs for no wicket. It was his only match for that season.
RCB bought him for ₹ 10 lakh for IPL 2014. He played 14 matches and took 12 wickets in the tournament. In the next season, he picked up 23 wickets for his team.
In the 2016 IPL, he took 21 wickets at an economy of 8.15. Chahal played the 2017 IPL season for the same team and took 14 wickets in the tournament at an economy of 7.65.
He was retained by RCB for IPL 2018 as they bought him for a whopping price of ₹6 Crore. He took 12 wickets in that season.
In IPL 2018, Yuzi was again retained by the RCB team and bought him for whopping ₹6 Crore and took 12 wickets in the tournament. In IPL 2019, he took 18 wickets and also became the 14th bowler to take 100 wickets in the IPL history. He will play for the same team in IPL 2020.
|Chahal's IPL Stats|
Facts about Yuzvendra Chahal :
- His father named him after Yajurvindra Singh, who has a joint record with Greg Chappell of taking 7 catches in a match.
- His bowling idol is Shane Warne.
- Chahal’s name is still registered on the website of FIDE or the World Chess Federation.
- His first wickets of ODI and T20I were Richmond Mutumbami & Malcolm Waller respectively. Both were playing as a wicket-keeper-batsman in their respective matches.
- His wife, Dhanashree, has her own Youtube channel having more than 1.5 M subscribers.
- His favorite actor is Ranveer Singh.
- Actress – Katrina Kaif.
- Footballer – Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Food – Rajma Chawal & Butter Chicken.
- He loves traveling.
- He’s a big fan of Real Madrid.
- He asserts himself as a ‘shy’ guy but he has his own ‘Chahal TV’, where he takes interesting interviews of his teammates.
- In 2017 against England, Yuzvendra Chahal became the first Indian bowler who took 5 wickets haul in a T20I match. His figures in the match were – 6/25 in 4 overs.
- He took most T20I wickets (23) in a Calendar year (2017).
- He has joint (with Ajit Agarkar) best bowling figures (6/42) by an Indian bowler against Australia in Australia.
- The Duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are known as ‘KulCha’.
Frequently Asked Questions on Google:
Q1: Is Yuzvendra Chahal married?
Ans: He is engaged with Dhanashree Verma.
Q2: What is the height of Yuzvendra Chahal?
Ans: 5 ft. 6″ (168 cm) approx.
Q3: Where is Chahal from?
Ans: Jind, Haryana.
Q4: Was Chahal a Chess Player?
Ans: Yes, he represented India at the National level.
Q5: What is the age of Yuzvendra Chahal?
Ans: 30 Years (in 2020)
Tattoos for every Aspect:
In an interview, he talked about his tattoos –
An anchor tattoo with a compass on his arm. He told about this that whatever the situation would be, he would withstand it till the end, and by seeing this (anchor tattoo) he constantly gets inspired to do so. Sailors usually get such tattoos made.
A Shiva on his right shoulder, as he believes in god. But unlike his mother, he doesn’t go to Temples frequently.
The name of his sister’s son i.e. Shivansh, because, family his special for him.
A Lion tattoo oh his chest, as his zodiac sign is Leo.
A warrior tribal tattoo on his back. He said about it that when the Tribal Warriors used to go out for war, they used to make such a mark.
Social Media Accounts:
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