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My Story

Yuzvendra Chahal

About Yuzi

Yuzvendra Chahal (born 23 July 1990) is an Indian cricketer who represents India in both One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. He plays for Haryana in Indian domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He is a leg break bowler.

Chahal along with Ajantha Mendis, is one of only two players in T20 history to have taken a 6 wicket haul.

Yuzvendra Chahal is also the first leg spinner to pick up a fifer as well as 6 wicket haul in a T20 and has the record for the best bowling as a leg spinner in T20 history (6/25).

Chahal also represented India at chess in youth championships.

Favourites

Favourite holiday destination

Greece

Who should play you in a movie about you?

Randeep Hooda

If you could meet one sportsperson from another sport, who would it be?

John Cena

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Rajma Rice

What's the first match you watched in a stadium?

India vs England, March 2006

What is your nickname in the team?

Yuzi, Dhoni bhai calls me tilli (matchstick)

The most memorable moment of your career?

6/25 vs England at Bengaluru, Feb 2017

Your favourite team to play against?

England

If you were a hashtag, what would you be?

If you were a hashtag, what would you be?

Tattoo

This young cricketer along with being passionate about Cricket and chess, is a big-time fanatic of Tattoos.

He has 4 body parts tattooed with a diversity of choice been displayed. On the inner side of his right bicep is his Nephew Shivansh’s name displaying his immeasurable affection and on the shoulder of the same side is a Tattoo of Lord Shiva. The third one, is a lion tattoo on the chest and the fourth one, displaying his love for travel is a compass on the back.

Inspiration

Yuzvendra is the true epitome of the phrase, “Achievers never settle”. First, from Chess to Cricket and now to CheQmate, he is slaying it all like a pro. Whenever asked, he always says that the source of inspiration behind all these bold steps is his Dad. Since, the very childhood his dad pushed him take up challenges and led him to chess and cricket with an urge to see him where he is today and his hard work clearly paid off. He has always motivated him to push his limits and to never settle easily. He abides by his teachings which helps him, keep his spirits high and march on the path of Success.