Yuzvendra Chahal Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Yuzvendra Chahal Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight65 kg
Date of BirthJuly 23, 1990
Zodiac SignLeo
Eye ColorDark Brown

Yuzvendra Chahal is an Indian cricketer who represents India in One Day Internationals and T20 matches. He is a right-arm leg-break bowler who is known for his 6 wicket haul in the T20 format. He has represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League and the state of Haryana in domestic cricket. Chahal made his international debut against Zimbabwe in the One Day International in 2016 and then a week later, went onto make his debut in the T20 format as well. He also won the Man of the Match award for his performance in his debut match. Chahal is known to be one of the first leg spinners who have picked up a 6 wicket haul and has recorded himself as one of the best leg spinners in international cricket. He shares a record alongside Ajit Agarkar for a 5 wicket haul against Australia.

In domestic cricket, he plays for Haryana and made his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians in 2008 and then, later on, was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the year 2014. He caught the limelight when he took 34 wickets in the U-19 National Cooch Behar Trophy in 2009 leading him to make his debut in first-class cricket. Chahal is also a well-decorated chess player and has represented India in Greece at the World Youth Chess Championship.

Born Name

Yuzvendra Singh Chahal

Nick Name

Chahal, Yuzi, Tilli

Yuzvendra Chahal in an Instagram selfie as seen in October 2017
Yuzvendra Chahal in an Instagram selfie as seen in October 2017 (Yuzvendra Chahal / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Jind, Haryana, India

Residence

Gurugram, Haryana, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

He attended the DAV Public School in Jind, Haryana.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – KK Chahal (High Court Advocate)
  • Mother – Sunita Devi
  • Siblings – He has 2 older sisters.

Bowling Style

Right-Arm Leg Break

Batting Style

Right-Handed

Role

Bowler

Shirt Number

6 – T20I

3 – ODI

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Yuzvendra Chahal has dated –

  1. Tanishka Kapoor – Chahal was rumored to be dating Kannada actress Tanishka in the past. There were rumors that the couple was set to tie the knot as well. However, Chahal stated on Twitter that there is nothing as such between them and they are just friends.
Yuzvendra Chahal in an Instagram post in July 2019
Yuzvendra Chahal in an Instagram post in July 2019 (Yuzvendra Chahal / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Athletic physique

Brand Endorsements

Yuzvendra Chahal has endorsed numerous brands such as –

  1. Duroflex Bond
  2. Acuvue Lenses
  3. Redmi K20Pro
  4. TRU Muscle and Joint Serum
  5. OnePlus7
  6. Oriental Bank of Commerce
Yuzvendra Chahal in an Instagram post as seen in July 2019
Yuzvendra Chahal in an Instagram post as seen in July 2019 (Yuzvendra Chahal / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Being one of the only 2 players as of August 2019 in T20I history to have taken a 6 wicket haul
  • His right-arm leg-break googly by putting them in a fix because of his skiddy bowling action and accurate line and length

First ODI Match

On June 11, 2016, Chahal made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in Harare and ended the match with the figures of 1/27 in his 10 over spell.

First T20I Match

On June 19, 2016, Chahal made his T20 debut against Zimbabwe where he finished with a figure of 1/38 in his 10-over spell.

First Web Show

He made his first web show appearance as ‘Himself’ on Breakfast with Champions in 2018.

Personal Trainer

Yuzvendra never really went to the gym but his senior Virat Kohli inspired Chahal to hit the gym. His workout includes a lot of groundwork exercises. His weight training routine includes weighted lunges, pullups, and many other such exercises.

Yuzvendra Chahal Favorite Things

  • Food – Butter Chicken, Rajma Chawal
  • Career Moment – Taking 6 wickets against England in Bengaluru
  • Cricket Stadium – M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
  • ActressKatrina Kaif
  • Actor – Ranveer Singh
  • Destination – Bora Bora Island

SourceQuint, IB Times

Yuzvendra Chahal as seen in August 2019
Yuzvendra Chahal as seen in August 2019 (Yuzvendra Chahal / Instagram)

Yuzvendra Chahal Facts

  1. He was a chess player before he entered cricket.
  2. He made a major contribution in IPL when he helped Mumbai Indians lift the trophy against Royal Challengers Bangalore with the figures of 2/9 in 3 overs.
  3. Yuzvendra quit Chess because he found it to be an expensive sport and he wasn’t getting sponsors.
  4. He is the first-ever player to have represented India in Chess as well as Cricket.
  5. He started off as a medium pace bowler, then, switched to spin bowling.
  6. Yuzvendra considers Shane Warne as his idol.
  7. He made his first-class debut in Indore in November 2009.
  8. Due to his thin physique, his friends call him “Single Haddi”.
  9. He developed an interest in Chess at the age of 7.
  10. He represented India in chess in the year 2003 in Greece.
  11. Yuzvendra is very shy and has a naughty side to him as well.
  12. He has 3 tattoos – compass, Shiva, and zodiac Leo.
  13. He has always had a very good comradery with MS Dhoni.
  14. Chahal and MS Dhoni play PUBG together.
  15. He is a big fan of football and his favorite club is Real Madrid.
  16. He loves traveling.
  17. His favorite footballer is Cristiano Ronaldo.
  18. Chahal has his own channel called Chahal TV.
  19. In 2017, he took the most wickets by any bowler during the T20 match.
  20. Connect with him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Featured Image by Yuzvendra Chahal / Instagram

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