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Yuzvendra Chahal - Interesting Facts, Trivia, And Records About 'Tilli'

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
July 23, 2021 • 10:16 AM View: 1795

Yuzvendra Chahal, who celebrates his birthday on 23rd July, is one of the top leg-spinners in the world currently. His exploits in domestic cricket and IPL have made him the first-choice spinner in the Indian cricket team. 

Here are some interesting facts, trivia, and records about Yuzvendra Chahal: 

1) Chahal was born in Jind, Haryana in 1990. His father, KK Chahal, is an advocate. 


2) Yuzvendra Chahal represented India at the World Youth Chess Championship in Greece. He was crowned as the Under-12 champion in the 2002 National Children’s chess. Chahal represented India in the Asian Youth Championship (Under 12 category) at Kozhikode. He is listed on World Chess Federation's official site. 

3) Chahal had to quit Chess as he couldn't find any sponsor for him. He needed Rs 50 Lakhs to make a career. He now plays Chess, but only as a hobby. 

4) The leg-spinner came into the limelight when he became the highest wicket-taker in the National Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in 2009. He took 34 wickets.

5) On 1 February 2017, Chahal became the first bowler for India to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is, ending with figures of 6/25 against England. He was also the first leg-spinner to pick up a fifer as well as 6 wicket haul in a T20I and recorded the best bowling figures by a leg-spinner in T20I history.  

6) Yuzvendra Chahal was the first concussion substitute to win a man of the match in international cricket. It was against Australia in a T20I match in 2020, when Ravindra Jadeja got injured in the first innings. 

7) In 55 ODIs, Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 94 wickets, while in 48 T20Is, he has 62 scalps. His wicket column in 31 first-class matches read 84. Chahal has taken 150 wickets in 102 List-A matches. 

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