Star India bowler, Yuzvendra Chahal is the most successful bowler in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has also taken a lot of wickets while playing for India in the shortest format of the game. He recently showed his frustration towards Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) when he was not retained by the team ahead of the 2022 IPL mega auction.
“Definitely, I felt very sad. My journey started with RCB. I spent eight years with them. RCB gave me a chance, and I got an India cap because of them. From the very first match, Virat Bhaiya showed me trust. So, it felt bad, because it almost feels like family when you spend 8 years at a team. A lot of rumours came in like I asked for huge amount of money. I clarified at the time that there wasn’t anything like that,” Chahal was quoted as saying on YouTuber Ranveer Allahbadiya’s podcast.
I made peace with the fact that whatever happens, happens for good: Yuzvendra Chahal
The leg-spinner asserted, “I know what I deserve. What I felt really bad about was there was no phone call, no communication. At least have a talk. I had played 114 matches for them. In auction, they promised me that they will go all-out for me. I said, fine. When I wasn’t picked there, I was very angry. I gave them 8 years. Chinnaswamy was my favourite ground. I didn’t talk to RCB coaches. The first match I played against them, I didn’t talk to anyone.”
The 32-year-old is the leading wicket-taker in the history of IPL as he has snapped 187 wickets in his IPL career so far. He claimed that his move to Rajasthan Royals (RR) improved his bowling a lot and have got the experience of bowling in death.
“I realise the auction is a very unpredictable place. So, I made peace with the fact that whatever happens, happens for good. At RR, I started bowling at death. Often, my quota would be completed before 16 overs in RCB. So, I think I grew as a cricketer in RR as well. So, whatever happened, happened for good,” he stated.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Worst franchise for a reason
— Abhigyan (@Abhinahigyan) July 15, 2023
Yuzvendra Chahal in The Ranveer Show said,
"I was very angry when I was not in the retention list of RCB before the Mega Auction in 2022. Nobody even contacted me from there. I didn't talk to anyone in my first RCB vs RR game."pic.twitter.com/1ER2KLOc7j
— Abdullah Neaz (@Abdullah__Neaz) July 15, 2023
RCB is worst IPL management ever, they even haven't retained the only bowler who Bowls well constantly for them.
— Abhishek🎀 (@heyabheee) July 15, 2023
Bad decision 🫂 RCB have a great bond
— Disha (@Disha__here) July 15, 2023
Shame on RCB MANAGEMENT 🤢
— Autonomous 🍁 (@AreReAreee) July 16, 2023
RCB management is the main reason behind their failure in IPL history not Virat Kohli as he won almost everything with Team India👍
— Shubman Gang (@ShubmanGang) July 15, 2023
It's fine things happens in franchise cricket but we are Proud about the fact that our Proud franchise has never banned!!!
— S reddy (@siddugoudapati0) July 16, 2023