Yuzvendra Chahal – The Leg-spinner

Yuzvendra Chahal, the Virat Kohl’s go to man in the short formats of the game, is an attacking leg-spinner who first attracted attention when he took 34 wickets in the National Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in 2009, ending the tournament as its leading wicket-taker. Born on July 23rd, 1990 in Haryana, Chahal is the only person to represent India in both chess and cricket. A former chess player who represented India at junior levels, Chahal made his first-class debut for Haryana the same year and was signed by Mumbai Indians in 2011 to be part of their IPL squad.

He along with  another wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav have now become the integral part of team India in the shorter format of the game i.e. One Day Internationals and T20, so much so that the seasoned campaigners like R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are finding it difficult to make a come back into the Indian team in the shorter format of the game. With his continuous impressive performances, Chahal surely is knocking at the doors for the entry into test matches and he surely would make to Indian Test team sooner or later.

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