Yuzvendra Singh Chahal
(Indian Cricketer)

Yuzvendra Singh Chahal is an emerging Indian leg-spinner who is a permanent member of the Indian limited overs contingent and one of the prime spinners in the set up along with left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav. After impressing in the 2015 and 2016 editions IPL he got a call to represent India in both T20 and ODI series against Zimbabwe in an away series. He had a decenty show in that series but his best performance came in a home series against England which was also the first assignment for Virat Kohli as the regular skipper of the side. Chahal ended up with match figures of 6 for 25 from just 4 overs in the third T20I of the series which helped India to clinch the three-match series 2-1 and in the process, he also became the first ever Indian bowler to pick up a five-wicket haul in T20Is and the figures were the third-best bowling figures in International T20s.


Yuzvendra Chahal
Profession:Indian Cricketer (Bowler)
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):168 cm
Weight (approx.):62 kg
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth:23rd July 1990
Age (as on 2017):27 years
Birth Place:Jind, Haryana, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Leo
School:DAV Public School, Jind
College:Mahatma Gandhi College of Health Science, Haryana
Educational Qualifications:Graduate
Father:K.K Chahal  (Advocate)
Mother:Sunita Devi (House wife)


Sister:2 (Both Elder)

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Coach/Mentor:Ashwani Kumar
Address:Jind, Haryana, India
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Yuzvendra Chahal’s parents

Cricket Career
International Debut:
ODI:11th June 2016 vs Zimbabwe at Harare
T20:18th June 2016 vs Zimbabwe at Harare
Jersey Number:#3 (International, IPL, County)
Domestic/State Team:Haryana, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Nature on field:Aggressive
Likes to play against:Australia
Favourite Ball:Googly
Career Turning Point
  • Performance in 2015-2016 Indian Premier League.

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  • He became the highest wicket taker for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the year 2017.
  • His best figures in T20 international are 6/25 against England at his IPL home ground Bangalore. This is the third best bowling figure in T20I and best for India.
  • First Indian bowler to scalp five wickets in an Innings in T20I’s.
Hobbies:Playing Chess, Travelling and Photography
Favourite Batsmen:Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Kevin Pietersen
Favourite Bowlers:Shane Warne
Favourite Cricket Ground:M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru
Favourite sports personalities:NA
Favourite Food:Butter Chicken and Rajma-Chawal
Favourite Actors/Actresses:NA/Katrina Kaif
Favourite Films:NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers:NA
Favourite Destination:Maldives, Greece, Paris
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:BMW 3 Series
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends:Tanishka Kapoor (rumour)

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Retainer Fee:NA
Test Fee:Rs 15 Lakh
ODI Fee:Rs 6 Lakh
T20 Fee:Rs 3 Lakh
IPL 11:Rs. 6 Crore
Net Worth:Estimated Rs 15-16 Crore
Awards and recognitions
Lesser Known Facts
  • His friends used to call him single haddi (bone) because of his thin appearance.
  • He used to be a fast bowler at the initial stage of his career, later he turned his focus to leg spin bowling.
  • He is the only Indian to represent his country in both Chess and Cricket at the national level.
  • He developed an interest in Chess and cricket at the tender age of 7.
  • He is the Indian National junior chess champion (U-12).
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Yuzvendra Chahal playing chess with Kiwi’s leg spinner Ish Sodhi

  • He didn’t get sponsors for chess thus, he changed his focus into cricket and dropped the plan of pursuing chess as a career.
  • He idolizes Shane Warne.
  • According to him, playing chess helps him to keep his composure calm, be more patient and makes him able to read batsmen mind.