Yuzvendra Chahal started his IPL career with the Mumbai Indians (MI) and not Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is a fact that even cricket fans might struggle to recall. In 2011, the leg-spinner was picked up by MI but played only one match across three seasons before being roped in by RCB in IPL 2014.
During his three-year stint with MI, Chahal formed good bonding with many cricketers and created memories for a lifetime. But there was one particular incident that the leg-spinner doesn’t recall fondly.
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Chahal, Now a part of the Rajasthan Royals (RR), in an episode of RR’s Youtube show Cricket Tales, revealed that in IPL 2013, when he was part of the Mumbai Indians squad, a “drunk” foreign player had “hung him from the 15th floor.”
In the show, Chahal said, “This dates back to 2013 when I was with Mumbai Indians. We had a match in Bengaluru. There was a get together after that. So there was a player who was very drunk. I won’t take his name. He was very drunk, he was looking at me for a long time and he just called me and he took me outside and he hung me on the balcony.”
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Chahal, however, who had almost fainted during that time, did not name the cricketer.
“My hands were around him like this (shows the way of his grip). Had I lost my grip, I was on the 15th floor. Suddenly many people who were there came and handled the situation. I kind of fainted, they gave me water. Then I realised how responsible we need to be when we go anywhere,” Chahal added.
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Chahal has had a wonderful start to IPL 2022. He has been the pick of the RR bowlers so far in the 15th edition of the tournament.
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Chahal has picked up as many as 7 wickets at an economy rate of 5.45 in the three matches that he played so far for the Royals.