Yuzvendra Chahal – From Chess To Cricket

24 May 2016 : In the upcoming series, which will be against Zimbabwe, Yuzvendra Chahal has secured a position in the Indian team.

In the IPL 2016, Chahal has emerged as the top wicket taker. He managed to take 19 wickets in the 11 games played. His wicket taking average stands at an impressive 17.05.

Chahal plays for the Royal Challengers team. His exceptional performance in the IPL has enabled him to secure a position in the Indian team for the twenty20 and ODI’s to be played against Zimbabwe, starting from 11th June.

Not only is Chahal a good cricketer, but is also a well known chess player. He has played the sport as a representative of India and has made the country proud through his various achievements in the game.

Chahal has been playing chess since the early age of 7. He won the national level chess championship in 2003 and also played in Asian Youth Championship held in Kozhikode. He managed to secure the 38th position in the World Youth Championship for Chess held in Greece in the year 2003.

His progress in cricket began in 2009 when he took a total of 34 wickets in Cooch Behar Championship trophy. His selection for Mumbai Indians team happened in 2011.

In an interview, Chahal stated that he effectively utilizes chess strategies to dismiss his opponents in the game of cricket.


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