Yuzvendra Chahal climbs to the pinnacle of 350 T20 Wickets, the first Indian to do so

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal, the spin wizard of Rajasthan Royals (RR), has etched his name in the annals of cricket history by becoming the first Indian bowler to take 350 wickets in T20 cricket. This remarkable milestone was achieved during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

Yuzvendra Chahal’s immaculate career

Chahal’s journey to this record has been filled with numerous match-winning performances for both the national team and in various T20 leagues. His ability to outsmart batsmen with his leg-spin has made him a crucial player in T20 matches. He has taken 96 wickets at an average of 25.09 for India in T20 Internationals, making him the leading wicket-taker for India in this format. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only other Indian with more than 90 T20I wickets.

The historic wicket that took Chahal to the 350 mark was that of DC’s skipper Rishabh Pant. This achievement not only showcases his exceptional skill and consistency in the shortest format of the game but also underlines his significant contribution to Indian cricket.

Most wickets in T20s among Indians

  • Yuzvendra Chahal – 350 wickets in 301 matches
  • Piyush Chawla – 310 in 293 matches
  • R Ashwin – 306 in 318 matches
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 297 in 281 matches

Chahal’s record is even more impressive considering the high-pressure environment of the IPL, where he has consistently performed against some of the best batsmen in the world. His performances have played a crucial role in RR’s campaign in the IPL 2024 season.

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