Yuzvendra Chahal aka Yuzvendra Singh Chahal is an Indian cricketer who plays the role of a right-arm leg break bowler for India cricket team. He is also a former chess player.
He belongs to a Hindu family and was born on 23 July 1990 in Jind, Haryana, India. He is fondly call with nicknames like Yuzi and Tilli.
His father, KK Chahal is an advocate and his mother, Sunita Devi is a homemaker.
He has two elder sisters.
There was a rumoured that Yuzvendra is dating actress, Tanishka Kapoor.
He went to DAV Public School in Jind for his schooling.
At the age of 7, he started taking interest in both cricket and chess. Initially, he started his career as a chess player and in 2002 national children’s chess, he won the under-12 chess champion. In 2003, he represented India in the Asian Youth Championship in the category of under-12 at Kozhikode, Kerala where he was among the top 20. He also played for India in chess at the World Youth Chess Championship, which was held in Greece. Later, he gave up chess during his struggle for finding a sponsor.
After leaving Chess as a professional career, Yuzvendra Chahal started his career as a cricketer and in 2008, he was bought by Mumbai Indians for Indian Premier League (IPL). On 20 October 2009, he made his T20 debut for Haryana against Punjab at Delhi in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In this match, he gave only 12 runs in 4 overs. In the same year, he played his first first-class match for Haryana against Madhya Pradesh at Indore in Ranji Trophy Plate League. On 10 February 2010, he made his List A debut for Haryana against Punjab at Rohtak in Vijay Hazare Trophy. Though, Yuzvendra was picked three times by Mumbai Indians for IPL, he played only one match for the team. During the 2011 Champions League Twenty20, he played all matches for Mumbai Indians and in the final match, he picked 2 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by giving just 9 runs in three overs.
In 2014, RCB bought him at a base price of Rs. 10 lakhs. Since then, he has been playing for RCB in IPLs.
In 2016, he got selected to play for India cricket team. On 11 June 2016, he made his ODI debut for India against Zimbabwe at Harare, Zimbabwe and on 18 June 2016, he made his T20I debut for India against Zimbabwe at Harare, Zimbabwe. In April 2019, he got selected to play for India in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.