Piyush Chawla is an Indian legspinner who burst onto the International scene after an excellent showing with India Under-19. Chawla is known for his good control and variations alongside stock a threatening legbreak.
He was picked in the national squad in his teens, representing India in three Tests and 25 One Day Internationals. However, he could not cement his place in the Indian team for a long run. Chawla was a part of Dhoni-led 2011 World Cup winning team. Chawla has been a successful spinner in IPL, with 5 years stint with Kings XI Punjab and playing for Kolkata Knight Riders since 2014.
|Weight (approx.):||63 Kg|
|Eye Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth:||24 December 1988|
|Age (as on 2018):||29 years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Capricorn|
|Father:||Pramod Kumar Chawla|
|Test:||India vs. England at Mohali, Mar 9-13, 2006|
|ODI:||Bangladesh vs. India at Dhaka, May 12, 2007|
|T20I:||India vs. South Africa at Gros Islet, May 2, 2010|
|Jersey Number:||#11 – India, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Domestic/State Team:||Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Somerset, Sussex, Uttar Pradesh|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
- Second youngest (17 years 75 days) to play for India in Test cricket.
|Career Turning Point|
Clean bowling Tendulkar with googly in NPK Salve Challenger Trophy in 2005-06
|Hobbies:||Listening to music|
|Favourite Batsmen:||Anil Kumble|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Films/TV Show:||NA|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|IPL Earnings:||4.20 Cr. INR – Kolkata Knight Riders 2018|
|Awards and recognitions|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- According to Chawla, dismissing Sachin off googly in Challenger trophy is his most cherished wicket.
- He says his short height gives him advantage for give the ball better flight.