Yuzvendra Chahal is known as Yuzi as his fans and teammates love to call him by this name. He has recently been selected for the Indian Cricket team and is showing a fantastic performance in it. Yuzi was born on July 23, 1990, in Jind, Haryana, and is a right-handed batsman, but he is mainly known for right-arm leg break bowling; it is his specialty.
He has started his career internationally in the year 2016 and is currently playing in the Indian Cricket team. He is a fresh player with so much talent and skills in him and has played recently in the Indian Premier League, after which he got famous and is getting good fame in the cricket industry.
He has started playing in the domestic teams, which means at the state level in the year 2009, and has played two seasons of IPL. His history speaks that he was a chess player earlier who has started his career in cricket after some time and had played ODIs and T20’s internationally. He had also represented India on the international level in chess. Let’s discuss some of the other things about him in brief.
Yuzi is engaged with a girl named Dhanashree Verma, and his family was in Jind, Haryana. His fiancee is professionally a YouTuber, choreographer, and dentist. He was engaged on August 8, 2020, and married her on December 22, 2020, in Gurgaon.
Career in Chess
Before cricket, Yuzi was a chess player, as we discussed earlier, and he represented India in chess on the international level. He was not entering into cricket because of financial issues, but later on, he entered into it when he got a sponsor and started his career in cricket. His name is also listed on the World Chess federation’s official website.
Yuzi dev=buted in the cricket industry in the year 2011 in the IPL and played in Mumbai Indians. In the whole season, he didn’t play well instead of one match, which made his image in people’s eyes. That match was against Kolkata knight Riders on April 24. That IPL didn’t go well for him, but the 2011 champion’s league was a turning point for him, and he performed well in all the matches.
HE BEATE3D Royal Challengers Banglore alone and also defended Mumbai Indian in the same match. In 2014 IPL, he was bought for Rs. 10 lakhs by Royal Challengers and also git the man of the match award against a match with Delhi Daredevils in the same IPL.
- Yuzi was selected for the 14-man squad in Zimbabwe in 2016. He made his debut in international cricket in the ODI, which was against Zimbabwe in Harare Sports Club on June 11, 2016. In that match, he took the wicket of Richmond Mumbai, which was his first wicket in his debut match.
- In his second match, he took two wickets and gave 26 runs, and made his team win that match with eight wickets. In the second over, he became a monster and threw the bowl at a speed of 109kmph, which was the highest in all of the players at that time, and was also awarded as man of the match.
- His career in Twenty20 international started in the year 2016 against Zimbabwe on June 18, 2016, and he took the wicket of Malcolm Waller in that match. On February 1, 2017, he made a record of being the first bowler to take a wicket of the batsman in a haul in T20s. He is also the first leg spinner who took six wickets in haul in T20s.
- On December 4, 2020, there was a T20 organized against Australia in which Yuzi showed a tremendous performance. He was also awarded man of the match and won the heart of people there. Ravindra Jadeja got injured in between the match, and he took his place and showed his talent, with which he became famous. He was also awarded as the best substitute in the international cricket fixture. In 2019, he was also selected for the upcoming world cup and ended his world cricket campaign with 12 wickets. In November 2019, there was a match against Bangladesh in which he took 50 wickets in T20, which made him the third bowler of India to take 50 wickets in T20.
Summing up all this, we can say that this new boy Yuzi has done so many things and achieved so much at a young age, and we can see the future of cricket is safe in the hands of players like him.