Yuzvendra Chahal has been one of the most successful spinners for Team India in white ball cricket over the years and he is also the highest wicket-taker in IPL history. In his IPL career, he has taken 187 wickets. Since his international debut in 2016, he took 121 wickets in 72 ODI matches and 91 wickets in 75 T20I matches, However, he has not made his Test debut yet. Although recently in an interaction with Crictracker, he expressed his desire to play Test cricket for India.
Chahal Said, “Every cricketer has a dream of representing his/her team on the international platform. And they reach the pinnacle when they wear whites and play red-ball cricket. I have a similar dream too. I have achieved a lot in white-ball cricket, but red-ball is still on my checklist. I still have the dream of getting the tag of ‘Test cricketer’ next to my name. I try to give my best in domestic and Ranji games so as to fulfill this dream of mine, and I hope to get the opportunity of representing the Indian Test team soon,”
Chahal has not been part of recent white ball ODI events. He was neither the part of Asia Cup nor the T20 World Cup 2022. Even after proving his worth in white ball cricket, he was not able to play any of the ICC events for a couple of years.
“That’s fine, you know. Some things are not in your hands, so I don’t ponder much upon that. My focus is on giving my best and performing well till the time I’m playing the game. Be it any match, my aim is to give my 100%. Selection is something that is not in our hands. Whether you’re playing or not, once you wear the blue jersey and be a part of the squad, it always gives you a sense of confidence. At least you’re there, and have to be ready for whatever is coming next,” said Chahal.
In the recently concluded IPL edition, Chahal managed to take 21 scalps in 14 appearances. He was the best bowler for the Rajasthan Royals franchise in terms of total wickets. He surpassed Dwayne Bravo earlier this year to emerge as the highest wicket-taker in IPL history. Overall in his IPL career, he bagged 187 wickets in 145 appearances.