SRH vs RR: Yuzvendra Chahal becomes the worst-ever IPL bowler in this aspect

Updated - 24 May 2024, 10:57 PM

Yuzvendra Chahal
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Rajasthan Royals (RR) leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal achieved an unwanted record to his name for his feat in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He became the bowler with the most sixes conceded in the history of the league as he has given away 223 sixes in his career in tournaments. 

Yuzvendra Chahal achieved the feat after his another below-par performance in the ongoing game against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Qualifier 2 of the tournament between the teams is underway at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. 

Yuzvendra Chahal failed to take a wicket in the ongoing game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The leg-spinner returned with the figures of 0/34 in his 4 overs. He was hit for 3 sixes in his innings and him not taking a wicket in the middle was the big problem for his team at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. 

Yuzvendra Chahal in the ongoing IPL 2024 has been great. He started off pretty well but in the second half, he has been far away from his best. Overall, he has conceded 223 sixes and surpassed Piyush Chawla, who has been taken for 222 sixes in the league.

Here's the list of the most sixes given away by bowlers in the IPL:

224 - Yuzvendra Chahal*

222 - Piyush Chawla

206 - Ravindra Jadeja

202 - Ravichandran Ashwin

In the ongoing IPL 2024, Yuzvendra Chahal has given away 30 sixes, which is the most by him in his career. He is second on the list of most sixes conceded by bowlers in the single edition of the league. Mohammed Siraj sits at the top with 31 sixes to his name in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. 

Here's the loss of most sixes conceded by bowlers in a single edition:

31 - Mohammed Siraj in 2022

30 - Yuzvendra Chahal in 2024*

30 - Wanindu Hasaranga in 2022

29 - Dwayne Bravo in 2018

28 - Yuzvendra Chahal in 2015

We hung in there nicely as a group - Trent Boult after Rajasthan Royals restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 175 

Trent Boult, who picked three wickets in the ongoing IPL 2024 game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, talked about his performance, saying that his team was aware of the players they were against and also applauded Sandeep Sharma and Avesh Khan for their performance. Speaking to broadcasters, he explained: 

"Understood what we're coming up against. A batting line-up that likes to hit boundaries. There was a mixture of boundaries and a mixture of wickets, which is a little bit unusual. We took wickets throughout the whole game and that restricted them to a score that we are pretty confident about. You always try to be aggressive, the hardest thing is to adapt to the wicket. The last two wickets we played on have probably been the best two of the whole tournament which is great for this time of the tournament. 

"We hung in there nicely as a group and the way we finished at the death along with the spinners in the middle, we have restricted them to a nice total. Those guys (Avesh and Sandeep) have been doing an amazing job, adapting to whatever surface we have come up against. Avesh has been bowling beautifully for us the whole tournament. Sandy (Sandeep) is a very experienced bowler and he showed his skill tonight. Only half the job done, we are looking forward to the chase," he concluded.