'Keep the fun, pun and odd ball coming in' - Wishes pour in for Yuzvendra Chahal as he turns 32

‘Keep the fun, pun and odd ball coming in’ – Wishes pour in for Yuzvendra Chahal as he turns 32

Chahal, who turned 32 today, has been a part of the Indian team since 2016, when he made his debut.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Yuzvendra Chahal has had a terrific journey not just in international cricket, but also in the Indian Premier League. The Indian spin maestro, who turned 32 on Saturday (July 23), has been a crucial member of the setup off-late. He impressed everyone at the IPL this year while playing for the Rajasthan Royals, and reserved his spot on the Indian team.

India‘s top leg-spinner, Chahal even represented his country at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. He established a strong foundation for India’s bowling unit and developed a perfect camaraderie with Kuldeep Yadav both on and off the field. The pair steered the Men in Blue to remarkable triumphs in limited-overs games everywhere across the world.

Chahal has additionally distinguished himself as one of the team’s most endearing players. Fans and his friends alike are pleased with his social media antics. His antics on Chahal TV and his social media craze are known by one and all. As part of the Rajasthan Royals’ setup, Chahal had a gala time on social media during the IPL and kept the fans entertained throughout.

The spinner, fondly known as Yuzi, has 113 wickets in 65 ODIs at an economy rate of 5.19 and 79 wickets in 62 T20Is at an economy rate of 8 as he remains eager to produce more. He was the leading wicket-taker at the IPL this year and ended his stint with 27 wickets under his belt. With an aim to make his way into India’s T20 World Cup squad, Chahal has been giving his best in the white-ball format.

Yuzvendra Chahal- A chess maestro turned into a spin wizard

Despite being a prominent cricket player, Yuzvendra Chahal would not lose anything by switching to chess. The 32-year-old has represented India at the Youth Championships while playing chess from 1997 to 2003. He also won the U-11 title. His interest in chess is still active, and the spinner would surely have another game to excel in the future.

Chahal is the only Indian bowler with a six-wicket haul in both ODIs (6/42) and T20Is (6/25), and both figures notably are his career-best figures in the respective formats. He is currently a part of the Indian squad that is touring the West Indies for a bilateral series. Chahal scalped two wickets in the ODI series opener on Friday and provided his side with the crucial wickets in the time of need.

Here’s how Twitter wished Yuzvendra Chahal: