IPL 2021: Yuzvendra Chahal Hopeful To Deliver Goods In His 100th IPL Match
RCB leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in action during IPL 2020 | Saikat Das / Sportzpics for BCCI
RCB leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in action during IPL 2020 | Saikat Das / Sportzpics for BCCI

IPL 2021: Yuzvendra Chahal Hopeful To Deliver Goods In His 100th IPL Match

Yuzvendra Chahal is all set to play his 100th T20 match for RCB, on Wednesday (April 14), when his team RCB takes on SRH in Chennai. He is keen to yield desired results for his team in the impending conetst.

Yuzvendra Chahal is all set to feature in his 100th T20 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The seasoned leg-spinner was first roped in by Mumbai Indians in 2011, but he only played one match across three seasons before being recruited by RCB in 2014.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. Image Credits: Twitter

Yuzvendra Chahal Never Thought He Will Play 100 Matches For RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad who lost their opening game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, on Wednesday (April 14), in the sixth fixture of the ongoing IPL 2021. Ahead of the feat, Yuzvendra Chahal has engaged in a delightful chat with the legendary Mr. Nags, as shared by the official Twitter handle of RCB.

“I started in 2014 and I came from Mumbai Indians. That time I never thought that I’ll play 100 matches for RCB. So, yeah, it’s a very emotional journey,” Chahal told Mr Nags.

Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal
Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Chahal’s message to his fans: “This is my 100th match for RCB, I try my best. It’s a very emotional thing for me and I never thought I’d play 100 matches for one franchise.”

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League kicked off with RCB winning the thrilling opener against Mumbai Indians at the same venue where Virat Kohli’s side will take on David Warner’s SRH on Wednesday.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, like other franchises, post a lot of engaging and interesting content for the fans across their social media. Besides this interaction with Mr. Nags, Yuzvendra Chahal shared a playful banter with an RCB colleague, and the franchise’s Twitter handles shared it. The leg-spinner and Glenn Maxwell, who made his RCB debut last week, were seen sharing a fun moment in the video.

Glenn Maxwell with Virat Kohli of RCB. Twitter
Glenn Maxwell with Virat Kohli of RCB Twitter

Yuzvendra Chahal has scalped 121 wickets in 99 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore so far. Although he comes out to be a little expensive bowler sometimes, he has an overall economy of 7.69 in IPL. In IPL 2015 and IPL 2016, he came to the limelight with 23 and 21 wickets respectively.

His spectacular bowling in IPL also helped him to earn a national cap. Last year in IPL 2020, he grabbed 21 wickets in 15 games for RCB and was the highest wicket-taker for the team and 5th highest overall.

In RCB’s first match, they outplayed defending champions Mumbai Indians in every department winning by 2 wickets in a last-ball thriller.

Brief Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 160/8 (AB de Villiers 48, Maxwell 39, Bumrah 2/26) beat Mumbai Indians 159/9 (Chris Lynn 49, Suryakumar Yadav 31, Harshal Patel 5/27) by 2 wickets

Devdutt Padikkal could make his return in the game against SRH, now that he’s likely back to full fitness. However, management could opt to give Rajat Patidar another opportunity to prove himself. Considering that the surface isn’t spinning that much, RCB could opt to bring in Navdeep Saini instead of Shahbaz Ahmed. SRH should go into this game with the same playing XI despite the defeat against KKR.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal/Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini/ Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha (WK), David Warner (C), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, and T Natarajan.