IPL 2022
Yuzvendra Chahal Reveals The Reason Behind Him Not Wearing Purple Cap
By CricShots - May 16, 2022 2:44 pm
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Rajasthan Royals (RR) registered a 24-run win against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and with that win, things smoothened for them to reach the playoffs. Yuzvendra Chahal yet again played a crucial role in the game. Although he was expensive, he took the crucial wicket of Deepak Hooda. Hence, the Purple Cap came back to him after Wanindu Hasaranga had briefly won it. However, Yuzvendra Chahal doesn’t like wearing the Purple Cap.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

Just around a year ago, Yzuvendra Chahal was in poor form. He was struggling to pick wickets and at the same time, he was becoming a little expensive. The leggie was also dropped from Team India for the 2021 T20 World Cup. However, the last few months have been terrific for him.

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In 13 matches so far in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Yuzvendra Chahal has managed to scalp 24 wickets. He has also maintained an economy rate of 7.7 has also been impressive. For the most part of the tournament, the Haryana cricketer was the Purple Cap holder. However, interestingly, he revealed that he hardly wears it.

During a recent conversation with  ESPNCricinfo, Chahal said, “I don’t wear the purple cap. I wear it only for an over each game when the broadcasters request me to. Because I have worn a cap just 15 or 20 times in my life. I just don’t wear caps. I respect the purple cap. But I just feel strange playing with a cap.”

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India missed a trick by not selecting Yuzvendra Chahal for the previous T20 World Cup. However, he will be one of the first names on the flight to Australia later this year. Chahal has added many variations to his bowling and his ability to read the game is at its peak right now. His form might define the prospects of Team India in the upcoming marquee tournaments.