Yuzvendra Chahal became the first bowler for India to take five wickets in T20 International on Wednesday.
The leg spinner and right handed batsmen from Haryana reached this milestone in the third T20I against England in Bengaluru. He picked up 6 wickets for 25 runs, third best bowling figures ever in T20 internationals. He also got with man of the match and man of the series award.
Yuzvendra Chahal, first attracted attention when he took 34 wickets in the National Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in 2009, where he became leading wicket-taker of the tournament.
Chahal made his first-class debut for Haryana the same year and was signed by Mumbai Indians in 2011 to be part of their IPL squad.
Chahal is also a chess player and he was crowned as Under-12 champion in the 2002 national children’s chess. He represented India in the Asian Youth Championship (Under 12 category) at Kozhikode where he was placed in the Top 20.
He was also the part of Indian U-16 chess team and played in the World Youth Championships for India in Greece. Chahal made his first-class debut for Haryana against MP in 2009.