Ace India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has become the joint-highest wicket-taker in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by equaling Dwayne Bravo ‘s record.
Off-apinner Chahal recorded a four-wicket haul against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Sawai Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday night to equal the record.
Now, both Chahal and Bravo have 183 wickets each while the top five has four Indian spinners on the list namely: Piyush Chawla, Amit Mishra, and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Chahal has a great record in the cash-rich, picking 183 wickets in 142 matches at an economy rate of 8.08 with a decent average of 19.41.
Earlier, Chahal played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) between 2014–2021 and it was during that time when he had established himself as one of the finest wrist-spinners in world cricket.
The off-spinner scalped 139 wickets in 113 matches for RCB and is their highest wicket-taker in history.
After joining RR in 2022, Chahal has taken 44 wickets in 28 games.
In the match on Sunday night, RR suffered a heartbreak as they lost in a dramatic last-ball finish despite Chahal’s fine bowling effort. The Sanju Samson-led side was celebrating a win before the no-ball siren dimmed their chances as Abdul Samad smashed a six on the final delivery of the affair to seal SRH’s win.
Earlier in the game, Samson opted to bat first after winning the toss, as RR posted a massive total of 214 on the board. RR opener Jos Buttler made a 59-ball 95, while Samson remained unbeaten on 66 runs from just 39 balls.
SRH ensured they were never behind the asking rate, but Chahal’s stunning spell, which saw him dismiss Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Henrick Klaasen, and Aiden Markram, turned the game in RR’s favour before SRH scored 41 runs in the final two overs.