Yuzvendra Chahal Wiki, Age, Family, Birthday, Girlfriend, Biography & Facts

Yuzvendra Chahal

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.

Family:

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.

Yuzvendra Chahal childhood picture
Yuzvendra Chahal childhood picture

His father, KK Chahal is an advocate and his mother, Sunita Devi is a homemaker.

Yuzvendra Chahal with his parents
Yuzvendra Chahal with his parents

He has two elder sisters.

Yuzvendra Chahal with his sisters
Yuzvendra Chahal with his sisters

Girlfriend:

There was a rumoured that Yuzvendra is dating actress, Tanishka Kapoor.

Yuzvendra Chahal with Tanishka Kapoor
Yuzvendra Chahal with Tanishka Kapoor

Education:

He went to DAV Public School in Jind for his schooling.

Chess Career:

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.

Cricket Career:

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.

Yuzvendra Chahal playing for Mumbai Indians
Yuzvendra Chahal playing for Mumbai Indians

In 2014, RCB bought him at a base price of Rs. 10 lakhs. Since then, he has been playing for RCB in IPLs.

Yuzvendra Chahal playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Yuzvendra Chahal playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

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.

Yuzvendra Chahal playing for India
Yuzvendra Chahal playing for India

Favourites:

Actress: Katrina Kaif

Football Club: Real Madrid

Footballer: Cristiano Ronaldo

Interesting Facts:

  • Yuzvendra Chahal is listed on the official site of World Chess Federation.
  • He is the only player to represent India in Chess and Cricket.
  • He drinks alcohol.
  • Yuzvendra has a tattoo of Lord Shiva on his right bicep.

    Yuzvendra Chahal's Lord Shiva tattoo
    Yuzvendra Chahal’s Lord Shiva tattoo
  • He is an avid dog lover.

    Yuzvendra Chahal loves dogs
    Yuzvendra Chahal loves dogs

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