After winning the T20 trophy over England on Wednesday, Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal become the star cricketer of the night. He bowled the spell of his lifetime to help India secure a 75-run victory over England in the third T20I over England.
Chahal, who was rightfully named ‘Man of the Match’ and ‘Man of the Series’, ended the match with figures of 6/25, which is the third best in the history of T20 internationals. He also became the first Indian bowler to pick up a 5-wicket haul in T20Is.
The 26-year-old Haryana legspinner becoming favorite of fans. Few people are aware about this cricketer that he made his debut in sports through chess not from cricket. Chahal is the first ever player to represent India in both chess and cricket. He started playing chess at the age of 7. His name is listed in World Chess Federation’s official site.
Yuzvendra learned the tricks of chess from computer. He had full support of his family and special of his father to make a career in chess field. He quit chess because at that time he wasn’t able to gather sponsors and afford expenses around 50 lakhs/year.
He represented India in the Asian as well as world youth championships, and was the winner of the the under-12 national chess championship in 2002.