Yazuvendra Chahal RR

Yuzvendra Chahal etched his name into the history books of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 22nd, 2024. The Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner became the first bowler ever to reach the coveted milestone of 200 wickets in the tournament.

Chahal achieved this feat during his side’s home match against the Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. He dismissed Mohammad Nabi, his former teammate at Royal Challengers Bangalore, in his very first over, claiming a simple caught-and-bowled dismissal. The dismissal sparked celebrations from Chahal, his teammates, and the crowd, acknowledging the significance of the moment.

Chahal’s journey to 200 wickets has been remarkable. He has played 153 IPL matches so far, boasting an impressive average of 21.38. Throughout his career, he has been a consistent wicket-taker, troubling batsmen with his guile and deceptive leg-spin.

This achievement has garnered praise from the cricketing fraternity. Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri sent a special message, saluting the Rajasthan Royals star. Cricketers like Shikhar Dhawan and AB de Villiers took to social media to hail Chahal as the “Sultan of Wickets” and the “numero uno” bowler in the IPL, respectively.

Chahal’s feat adds another chapter to his illustrious T20 career. He has been a key member of the Indian cricket team and various IPL franchises over the years. This record-breaking performance further cements his position as one of the greatest spin bowlers in the history of the IPL.