The Royal Challengers Bangalore have won three out of their first four matches in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL). And on the back of the victories, they are currently placed second on the points table. Behind their success thus far has been one man, Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spinner, who came into the tournament with 100 IPL wickets and loads of experience on his shoulders.
Even in the ongoing edition, he hasn’t flattered to deceive. In four matches, Chahal has eight wickets and is the current Purple Cap holder of the T20 extravaganza. In the wickets’ column, he is tied with Mohammed Shami and Kagiso Rabada, but has economy of 7.18, which is better than the fast bowling duo. Chahal was impressive even in the match against the Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi.
Yuzvendra Chahal shining bright
At the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Chahal went on to become the Player of the Match for his figures of 4-0-24-3. It was also his second POTM award after the one against the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. On Sunday’s match, the Challengers beat Steve Smith’s Royals by eight wickets and even went to the top of the points table immediately after the victory.
Nevertheless, they were pushed down to second after Delhi Capitals beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In the meantime, Dhanashree Verma, Chahal’s fiancée, was over the moon after some impressive performance from the tweaker.
They got engaged back in August and Dhanashree hasn’t missed out on showering love on Chahal. She uploaded a picture, showing the top five highest wicket-takers of this IPL. She captioned it and wrote, “The name is Yuzvendra Chahal. More power to you.”
Here’s Dhanashree’s post:
As far as the last game was concerned, Chahal started his spell, picking up the crucial wicket of Sanju Samson. He took a sharp caught and bowled to send the in-form batter back to the pavilion. Then he accounted for the wicket of Robin Uthappa, who couldn’t even score at a run-a-ball. Chahal’s third and final victim was Mahipal Lomror, who threatened to take the game away from RR with a 39-ball 47.
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