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. His mother, Sunita Devi, is a homemaker.
He has two elder sisters named Geetanjali Chahal & Neel Chahal.
Yuzvendra is married to Dhanashree Verma. His fiancée is a Choreographer, Dentist, and a YouTuber. He announced his engagement on August 08, 2020, and later, the couple tied the knot in December.
From Plain Board to Rough Pitches:
Before entering the field of cricket, he used to play chess. Even it’s pretty interesting how his chess career started.
His father was bothered about him as he didn’t want his son to be like the other boys in their neighbors. So he started to teach him to play chess.
His dad’s plan went successful as Yuzi started taking an 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 following year, he represented India at U-12 Youth Chess Championship held in Kerala. He ranked between 13 to 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 better training but couldn’t find any sponsorship. 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||33 years, 4 months (in 2023)|
|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 & Neel Chahal)|
|Wife||Dhanashree Verma (Choreographer, Doctor & YouTuber)|
|Batting Style||Right-Handed Batsman|
|Major Teams||India, Haryana, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|ODI Debut||Zimbabwe vs India at Harare (June 11, 2016)|
|T20 Debut||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. He conceded only 12 runs in the four overs he bowled.
Chahal made his First-Class Cricket debut in November 2009 against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy. His bowling stats were – 16 Overs, three Maidens & zero wickets for 49.
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 ten overs.
On June 11, 2016, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal made his One Day International (ODI) Cricket debut against Zimbabwe. In this match, he took one wicket in his ten 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 one wicket.
On June 5, 2019, he played his first ICC ODI World Cup by playing against South Africa, in which he dismissed four batters for 52 runs.
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, and he played 14 matches and took 12 wickets in the tournament. In the following 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, RCB bought him for a whopping ₹6 Crore and took 12 wickets in the tournament. In IPL 2019, he took 18 wickets and became the 14th bowler to take 100 wickets in IPL history. He will play for the same team in IPL 2020 and 2021.
Subsequently, Rajasthan Royals (RR) bagged him at the auction for 6.5 crore INR for IPL 2022.
Facts about Yuzvendra Chahal :
- His father named him after Yajurvindra Singh, who has a joint record with Greg Chappell of taking seven catches in a match.
- His bowling idol is Shane Warne.
- Chahal’s is still a registered chess player 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 wicket-keeper-batsman in their respective matches.
- His wife, Dhanashree, has her own Youtube channel having more than 1.5 M subscribers.
- Yuzi has appeared on standup comic Samay Raina‘s youtube channel several times for playing chess.
- Actor – 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 five wickets haul in a T20I match. His figures in the game were – 6/25 in 4 overs.
- He took the most number of 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’.
Some more interesting Facts about Yuzi:
Frequently Asked Questions on Google:
Is Yuzvendra Chahal married?
He is married to Dhanashree Verma.
What is the height of Yuzvendra Chahal?
5 ft. 6″ (168 cm) approx.
Where is the hometown of Chahal?
Was Chahal a Chess Player?
Yes, he represented India at the National level.
What is the age of Yuzvendra Chahal?
33 years, 4 months (in 2023)
Tattoos for every Aspect:
In an interview, he talked about his tattoos –
About his anchor tattoo with a compass on his arm, he said that whatever the situation would be, he would withstand it until the end, and by seeing this (anchor tattoo), he constantly gets inspired. 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, is because his family is special to him.
A Lion tattoo on his chest, as his zodiac sign is Leo.
About a warrior tribal tattoo on his back – he said that when the Tribal Warriors used to go out for war, they made such a mark.
Social Media Accounts:
- KL Rahul
- Shardul Thakur
- Venkatesh Iyer
- Navdeep Saini
- George Garton
- Varun Chakaravarthy
- Jofra Archer
- Ajaz Patel
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