IPL 2023
Kevin Pietersen says Yuzvendra Chahal to RR is one of the greatest gifts
By SMCS - Apr 20, 2023 5:43 pm
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Having picked up 183 wickets in 161 games, former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player, currently the bowling coach of the team, Dwayne Bravo remains to be the highest wicket-taker in the history of the Indian Premier League. However, there are possibilities of a few select bowlers could surpass Bravo and script a new record too as well. And, one of them could be Rajasthan Royals’ ace spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal cleaned up David Willey

Representing the Rajasthan Royals for the first time in IPL 2022, Chahal emerged as the highest wicket-taker of the tournament and won the Purple Cap for claiming 27 wickets in 17 matches that he played throughout, till the final as well.

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However, before the 2022 edition of the tournament, Chahal used to be a key member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team released him prior to the mega auction and failed to get him back for IPL 2022 as Rajasthan Royals bought him for INR 6.50 crore, and former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen believes that RCB made a huge mistake by letting Chahal go.

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Yuzvendra Chahal took a 5-wicket haul

“One of the greatest gifts in the history of the IPL is Chahal to Rajasthan Royals. Absolutely no idea how Bangalore let him go. Always took the wickets, he was the bloke who kept them in the game. Unbelievable that this bloke is now wearing pink. With the ball he was the most valuable asset for RCB,” Kevin Pietersen said while commentating during the RR vs LSG contest on Wednesday, April 19.

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However, he has been a vital cog in Rajasthan’s run till the finale last year. He is doing well this season too and is currently among the leading wicket-takers and shares the top spot alongside Lucknow’s Mark Wood with 11 wickets which came from six matches. Yuzvendra Chahal would be hoping to finish on top and clinch the Purple Cap again as well.