In a recent video shared by Rajasthan Royals (RR), their players, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Karun Nair shared some of the heart-wrenching stories of their life. The fiery was hosted by Ashwin and he termed it as RR basecamp, and the players shared experiences of their lives and some of the challenges.
Yuzvendra Chahal opened up on a daunting incident that took place back when he was playing for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Before he joined Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Chahal was still unknown and he had played for MI. During one of the campaigns for the Mumbai franchise, he endured a terrible incident.
In a conversation alongside new teammates, Ashwin and Nair, Chahal explained how a drunken MI player had him hanging outside of a balcony on the 15th floor of their hotel building.
Sharing one of his stories from the Mumbai Indians’ (MI) days, Yuzvendra Chahal said, “Very few people know my story. I have never told this story. Tsi dates back in 2013, when I was with Mumbai Indians, we had a hand in Bangalore. We had a get-together, and there was a player who got very drunk. I won’t say his name. He was very drunk, he was looking at me for a long time and he just called me and he took me outside and hung he out on the balcony. “
He further elaborated, “His hands were locked on my neck and hand I lost my grip…I was on the 15th floor. Suddenly, many people who were there came out and handled the scenario. I kind of fainted, they gave me water. Then I realized how responsible we need to be when we go anywhere. So this was the incident where I felt I made a narrow escape. Had there been teh slightest of mistakes, I would’ve fallen down.”
Here is the video of the conversation:
Yuzvendra Chahal was bought by Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB)where he had a successful career and also became a major part of the Indian white-ball team. Chahal now plays for Rajasthan Royals from the IPL 2022 season onwards.