Yuzvendra Chahal is set to face Vishwanathan Anand to raise funds for COVID-19 Relief

Yuzvendra Chahal

Indian bowling ace Yuzvendra Chahal and Indian Chess Maestro Viswanathan Anand are set to clash in a chess contest in order to raise funds for COVID-19 relief work.

At the event, The Chess Grandmaster will play a series of exhibition matches against some famous personalities in India on June 13.

Yuzvendra Chahal is not the only one to play against Vishwanathan Anand

Yuzvendra Chahal

Apart from Chahal, the former world chess champion will be facing off against the likes of Ritiesh Deshmukh, Aamir Khan, Arijit Singh, Ananya Birla and Manu Kumar Jain.

Chahal recently married Dhanashree in December 2020 and the couple have been keeping their fans updated about their life through their respective Instagram accounts.

His wife first shared the news on her Instagram account and applauded her husband for going up against in a chess contest for of the finest chess players.

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Chahal then shared the news to his fans through his Instagram account when he shared the story posted by wife Dhanashree Verma.

Previously Anand also broke the news to his fans on Twitter by a video clip. He also wrote that he is “Looking forward to playing some exciting chess” with his upcoming opponents.

The fans know him for his on field bowling skills but interestingly enough, Chahal has been a chess lover and as a matter of fact,  he has been a chess player during his youth.

The Indian spinner had also participated in national tournaments. He was a brilliant chess player and had also represented India at the World Youth Chess Championship.

Chahal was recently playing in the currently suspended-Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The coveted tournament was postponed after multiple cases of COVID-19 broke out in the bio-bubbles.

Like the previous season,  IPL 2021 is set to take place in United Arab Emirates (UAE) restart in the September-October window to complete the remainder of the tournament.

Don’t miss the chess action as the event begins on Sunday, June 13 at 5pm on Chesscom India YouTube channel.

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