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Yuzvendra Chahal becomes the first bowler in IPL history to reach 200 wickets.

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Yuzvendra Chahal became the first bowler to complete 200 wickets in the IPL during RR’s home game against MI. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal of India and the Rajasthan Royals made history on Monday by becoming the first bowler to reach 200 wickets in the Indian Premier League.

Spin genius Yuzvendra Chahal, who has had a fantastic T20 career, reached new heights on Monday when he opened the Indian Premier League 2024 match between the Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians, writing his name into history. The veteran spinner became the first player in IPL history to reach 200 wickets when he removed MI’s Muhammad Nabi.

Chahal scripts history in RR vs MI tie

With Chahal rewriting history in the IPL, former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri shared a special message for the veteran spinner. Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Shastri said that Chahal’s IPL milestone is a tribute to his consistency. “Well Done CHAHAL on a terrific feat. 200 is no mean achievement. Plenty more to come. Tribute to your consistency over the years. God bless. @yuzi_chahal @rajasthanroyals #RRvsMI,” the former India all-rounder said.

Cricket fraternity reacts as Chahal completes 200 IPL wickets

Shikhar Dhawan, a seasoned Indian opener, praised Chahal as the IPL’s “Sultan of wickets.” “Congrats to @yuzi_chahal for reaching 200 wickets in the IPL and becoming the Sultan of Wickets! Keep making us proud by spinning those amazing balls! #IPLRecords #YuziChahal,” Dhawan remarked. Legendary South African cricketer AB de Villiers, who was Chaha’s previous colleague at RCB, stated that the RR spinner is the best player in the richest T20 tournament in the world. “Congrats, Yuzvendra Chahal! The IPL’s supreme bowler. First placeBravo, @yuzi_chahal,” the former RCB player continued.

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Yuzvendra Chahal IPL journey

The RR spinner bagged a solitary wicket and leaked 48 runs against MI at Jaipur. Chahal was roped in by Mumbai Indians for the IPL 2011. The spinner made his debut in the 2013 season of the T20 tournament. Chahal picked up 139 wickets for RCB between 2014 to 2021. Released by RCB ahead of the IPL 2022 season, former champions RR signed Chahal for INR 6.5 crore at the auction. Chahal picked up 27 wickets for RR in the 2022 season.

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