Yuzvendra Chahal was recently in the news after getting married to Miss (Now Mrs.) Dhanashree Verma.
A surprising fact about Yuzvendra Chahal is that he also used to be a chess player but he left the game since he is unable to secure a sponsor for himself.
He was born on 23rd July 1990 in Jind Haryana. As of now, he is a reputed international cricketer. He plays for the same team as the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, i.e., RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) in the IPL. He is the first Indian who has managed to take 6 wickets in a T20I match. Yuzvendra Chahal also holds the record for being the first concussion substitute to have been awarded as the man of the match in international cricket.
If we talk about his ODI (One Day International) debut, then he made it in 2016 against Zimbabwe. He also holds the record for most wickets taken in T20 cricket matches in the year 2017. He was also given a chance to represent India in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup in England. Yuzvendra Chahal managed to take 12 wickets in this tournament.
If we talk about his chess career, then he has managed to represent India at the prestigious and well-known World Youth Chess Championship. He still continues to play the game as a hobby. You would be also surprised to know that he is still listed on the FIDE website.
As for his international T20 debut, he made this also against Zimbabwe on 18th June 2016.
As for his first-class debut, he made it against the Madhya Pradesh cricket team.
He has now become the backbone of the teams which he represents due to his excellent bowling skills. In the start, he used to be a pacer (medium) but then he switched to leg break and continued that since then.