Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the most sought-after cricketers in the recent IPL 2022 mega auction as he was not retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Subsequently, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals (RR) for INR 6.50 crores.
Chahal, who has also played for Mumbai Indians, was elated to join the Indian Premier League (IPL 2008) winners Rajasthan Royals. He has been an amazing bowler for the RCB franchise since joining them in IPL 2014. Overall, in 114 Indian Premier League matches, Chahal has picked 139 wickets at an economy of 7.59 with best bowling figures of 4/25.
He has 68 wickets in 54 T20Is for India and 104 wickets in 61 ODI matches as well. In a recent video shared by the franchise, the backroom staff was seen excited to have Chahal on board. The 31-year-old cricketer from Haryana was also happy to join the pink brigade.
In his first telephonic conversation with management during the auction, Yuzvendra Chahal also confirmed his jersey number.
Here is the video:
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“Its Going To Be Fun” – Yuzvendra Chahal After Joining Rajasthan Royals
It was a surprise that Royal Challengers Bangalore let go of Yuzvendra Chahal despite him having practically only one bad season in IPL 2020. He was one of the premier legspinners on offer in the IPL 2022 mega auction and Rajasthan Royals went after him with vengeance.
In a video uploaded by Rajasthan Royals on their social media handles, Chahal said he can’t wait to work with Sanju Samson and Kumar Sangakkara. He will be pairing up with one of the wiliest and veteran spinners in IPL history, R Ashwin at the pink brigade.
He stated: “Thank you Rajasthan family for showing faith in me and having me and can’t wait to work with Kumar Sangakkara, Sanju my Chintu brother and admin, be careful. It’s going to be fun. Halla Bol!”
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) February 13, 2022
The IPL 2022 will begin on March 26 and will end on May 29. The league stage of the tournament will be played in Maharashtra across four venues in Mumbai and Pune. The playoffs venues will be decided later.