IPL 2022
Yuzvendra Chahal Feels He Will Break Virat Kohli’s Record In 10 Matches
By CricShots - May 16, 2022 1:52 pm
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The Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is thoroughly enjoying his time with the new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) after being with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for 8 years. With 24 wickets, he is at the top of the Purple Cap list, however, his eyes have been on the Orange Cap throughout this tournament. The Royals have had a running joke of Chahal opening the batting alongside Jos Buttler.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal took a 5-wicket haul

Jos Buttler is the leading run-scorer in the tournament (627 runs) and many times the leg-spinner and the franchise have posted videos of him teasing the England batter to open alongside him. A few days ago, RR posted a video of Chahal batting while Buttler was bowling to him. Now recently, Chahal made a joke that if he had got a chance to open consistently not just Buttler, he would have broken Virat Kohli’s record.

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Speaking to ESPNCricinfo on Polite Inquiries, Yuzvendra Chahal said, “If I had a chance to open – Then I would have broken every record, not just Jos Buttler. I think even Virat Kohli bhaiya’s record [973 runs] is left for me only. I’m going to break that record. I will break that record in 10 matches only because in every match I have to score a hundred, no? (laughs).”

With 566 runs in just 9 games, Jos Buttler was looking like threatening Kohli’s record of IPL 2016, however, with just 61 runs in the last four games, 973 seems a bridge too far as it still remains an audacious year of run-scoring by former RCB skipper.

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Jos Buttler now has 627 runs to his name, which is his highest tally in an IPL season so far and the destructive England batter will hope to add some more runs as RR are likely to advance to the playoffs and hope to regain his run-scoring form from the first half.