IPL 2018: Piyush Chawla Becomes the First Bowler to Bag 50 Wickets for Two Different Teams
Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) leg-spinner, Piyush Chawla achieved a rare feat in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) ongoing eleventh edition. He achieved the milestone by clinching the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja on Wednesday while taking on Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Chawla now becomes the only player to take 50-plus wickets while representing two different teams in the IPL.
The wily spinner Chawla, who continues to baffle batsmen with his guile and deception also represented the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) during the yesteryears.
Chawla served Preity Zinta’s team from the period of 2008 to 2013 before making the move to the east for Knight Riders in the 2014 season.
Chawla adds another feather to his IPL cap:
For Kings XI, Piyush Chawla has an envious record of bagging 84 wickets in the 87 games in which he represented for the Mohali based franchise.
While donning the Knight Riders jersey, Chawla reached the 50-wicket mark in the 51st match for the franchise.
Also, during the match against CSK, Piyush Chawla surpassed Umesh Yadav in the tally of wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Speedster Umesh bagged 48 scalps while having the association with the Kolkata-based franchise.
Chawla has been an integral part of KKR’s campaign in the IPL since 2014.
Man of the Match in the match against CSK, Sunil Narine has clinched the most number of wickets for Kolkata. The experienced campaigner has registered 105 wickets to his name.
Shakib Al Hasan, following Umesh, is next in line for the most number of wickets, with as many as 43 wickets to his name.
The current coach of Knight Riders, Jacques Kallis is also amongst the leaderboard with 42 wickets in his tally.