Yuzvendra Chahal Height, Wife, Age, Parent, IPL, Bio & Facts

Family Background of Yuzvendra Chahal:

The Indian leg spinner, 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.

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Yuzvendra Chahal with his parents.

He has two elder sisters named Geetanjali Chahal & Neel Chahal.

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.

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Yuzvendra Chahal with his siblings.

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.

Yuzvendra Chahal Height, Age, Wife & Bio:

Yuzvendra Chahal’s Profile
Personal Life
Full NameYuzvendra Singh Chahal
Pet NameSunny
NicknameYuzi
Date of BirthJuly 23, 1990
Age33 years 10 months (in May, 2024)
NationalityIndian
ReligionHindu
Zodiac/Sun SignLeo
HometownJind, Haryana, India
SchoolDAV Public School, Jind, Haryana
CollegeNot Known
Physical Stats
Height5 ft. 6″
(168 cm) approx.
Weight62 Kg
(137 lbs) approx
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Family & Relationships
FatherK.K. Chahal
MotherSunita Devi
Siblings2 sisters (Geetanjali & Neel Chahal)
Marital StatusMarried
WifeDhanashree Verma (Choreographer, Doctor & YouTuber)
Cricket Career
ProfessionCricketer
CoachAshwani Kumar
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-Handed Batsman
Bowling StyleLegbreak
Major TeamsIndia, 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 DebutMumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (April 24, 2013)
First-Class DebutMadhya Pradesh vs Haryana at Indore (November 3-6, 2009)
List-A DebutHaryana vs Punjab at Rohtak (February 10, 2010)
T-20 DebutPunjab vs Haryana at Delhi (October 20, 2009)

Yuzvendra Chahal Wife:

The romantic journey of Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal and his wife, choreographer Dhanashree Verma, is truly captivating.

It all started in April 2020, during the first Covid lockdown, when Yuzvendra stumbled upon Dhanashree’s dance videos on social media and decided to learn from her. At first, their bond was purely that of a teacher and student.

However, as they continued their online dance classes, their conversations started to extend beyond just dance. After about two months, Yuzvendra confessed his feelings for Dhanashree to his parents, expressing his desire to marry her.

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Yuzvendra Chahal with his wife.

Fast forward to August 2020, the couple announced their engagement, sharing photos from their intimate roka ceremony on Instagram. The culmination of their love story was on December 22, 2020, when they exchanged vows and shared beautiful pictures from their wedding.

After their marriage, they gained popularity on Instagram, thanks to their adorable posts and dance reels.

But in August 2022, rumors of their divorce started circulating when Dhanashree dropped ‘Chahal’ from her official Instagram profile. However, the couple quashed all rumors about their separation through social media.

Cricket Career of Yuzi Chahal:

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.

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Chahal with Virat Kohli

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.

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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. And, since then, Chahal has been playing for RR in the IPL.

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.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is still a registered chess player on the website of FIDE or the World Chess Federation.
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Yuzvendra Chahal chess stats
  • 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 comedian Samay Raina‘s YouTube channel several times for playing chess.
  • Favorites:
    • 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.
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Yuzi with Kuldeep Yadav
  • The Duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are known as ‘KulCha’.
  • 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.

Some more interesting Facts about Chahal:

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • <strong> Is Yuzvendra Chahal married?</strong>

    Yes, he is married to Dhanashree Verma.

  • <strong>What is the height of Yuzvendra Chahal?</strong>

    5 ft. 6″ (168 cm) approx.

  • <strong>Where is the hometown of Chahal?</strong>

    Jind, Haryana.

  • <strong>Was Chahal a Chess Player?</strong>

    Yes, he represented India at the National level.

  • <strong>What is the age of Yuzvendra Chahal?</strong>

    33 years 10 months (in May, 2024)

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.

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Yuzvendra Chahal shoulder tattoo

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.

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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.

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