Yuzvendra Chahal Biography, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Net Worth, & More

Yuzvendra Chahal, an accomplished Indian cricketer specializing in leg spin bowling, is a key member of the Indian cricket team for white ball formats. Initially recognized for his prowess in chess at junior levels, Chahal transitioned to cricket and made his debut in first-class cricket for Haryana. In 2011, he secured a spot in the Mumbai Indians’ IPL squad, marking the beginning of his IPL journey. However, it was with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) that he truly flourished, playing a vital role in their bowling setup. Despite not getting a chance to play for IPL Mumbai Indians, Chahal earned recognition for his contributions. Notably, his name still holds a place on the official website of FIDE (International Chess Federation).

Yuzvendra Chahal Biography

Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, an accomplished Indian cricketer, holds the unique distinction of representing India in both Chess and Cricket. Notably, he made history as the first concussion substitute to be awarded the Man of the Match in an international cricket game. The Royal Challengers secured his services for a base price of 10 lakh rupees. Known for his intolerance towards inefficiency, Chahal views those who don’t align with his perspectives as beneath contempt. Since 2011, Yuzvendra Chahal has been an integral part of various IPL franchises. However, he joined the Rajasthan Royals team in the 2022 IPL season. In 2015, he emerged as the highest wicket-taker for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. His exceptional cricketing skills have earned him the affectionate nickname “Tilli” from fans and associates. Despite his initial passion for chess, Chahal had to relinquish the game due to a lack of sponsorship opportunities.

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Yuzvendra Singh Chahal Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Yuzvendra Singh Chahal
Nickname AKA Yuzi
DOB (Date of Birth) 23 July 1990
Age (as in 2023) 33 Years
Birth Place Jind, Haryana, India
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Jind, Haryana, India
Religion Hinduism


School DAV Public School, Jind
College/ University Mahatma Gandhi College of Health Science, Haryana
Education Qualifications Graduate

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 6”
Meter 1.68 m
Centimeters 168 cm
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 35-27-9

Family Information

Father Name K K Chahal (Advocate)
Mother Name Sunita Devi
Siblings Sisters- 2 (Both elders)
Marital Status Married
Engagement Date 8 August 2020
Marriage Date 22 December 2020 (Tuesday)
Wife Dhanashree Verma (YouTuber)
Children N/A


Girlfriend Tanishka Kapoor (Actress, Rumour)


Profession Indian Cricketer (Spin Bowler)
Net Worth $6 million (Rs.45 billion)


Color Blue and Red
Food Butter Chicken, Rajma-Chawal
Drink Alcohol
Actor/Actress Akshay Kumar, Randeep Hooda, Katrina Kaif
Songs Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aana” Aashiqui (1990)
Movies Paan Singh Tomar
Hobbies Playing chess, Travelling
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal Childhood Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal Childhood Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal Young Age Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal Young Age Picture

Yuzvendra Singh Chahal With his Family Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal With his Family Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal With his Father Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal With his Father Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal With his Mother Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal With his Mother Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal With his Sister Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal With his Sister Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal With his Boyfriend Picture
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal With his Boyfriend Picture


Yuzvendra Singh Chahal’s family includes his father, K.K. Chahal, and his mother, Sunita Devi. He has two sisters named Geetanjali Chahal and Neel Chahal.


Yuzvendra Chahal was born on July 23, 1990, in Jind, Haryana, India. As of now, he is 33 years old.


Yuzvendra Chahal pursued his schooling at DAV Public School in Jind. He holds a graduate degree and attended Mahatma Gandhi College of Health Science in Haryana for his college education.

Height and Weight

Yuzvendra Chahal stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and has a weight of 62 kg.

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Wife & Girlfriend

Yuzvendra Chahal is married to Dhanashree Verma, a renowned YouTuber, dance choreographer, and dentist. The couple got engaged on August 8, 2020, and they tied the knot on December 22, 2020, in a private ceremony held in Gurgaon.

Domestic Career

Yuzvendra Chahal’s IPL journey began when he was signed by the Mumbai Indians in 2011. Despite featuring in only one IPL game over three seasons, he played a pivotal role in the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 final against the Kolkata Knight Riders, contributing with a notable performance of 2 for 9 in three overs. This crucial effort helped Mumbai Indians defend their total of 139, securing the title. In the 2014 IPL auction, Yuzvendra Chahal was acquired by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for his base price of ₹10 lakh. He went on to earn the Man of the Match award against Delhi Daredevils in the 2014 season. After a brief stint away, he was reacquired by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the January 2018 IPL auction.

For the 2022 Indian Premier League Tournament, Chahal found a new home with the Rajasthan Royals, who secured his services for 6.5 Crores in the Mega Auction held in February 2022. During the opening match of the 2023 Indian Premier League against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, he achieved the milestone of becoming the first Indian cricketer to take 300 wickets in T20s. In a notable development in September 2023, Yuzvendra Chahal signed with the English side Kent County Cricket Club for the remainder of the 2023 County Championship season. This move followed his exclusion from the Indian squads for the Asia Cup and World Cup.

International Career

Yuzvendra Chahal’s international cricket journey began when he was called up to the 14-man squad for the tour of Zimbabwe in 2016. Making his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on June 11, 2016, he marked his entry with the wicket of Richmond Mutumbami. Chahal’s impactful performance in the second match, where he took three wickets for just 26 runs, played a crucial role in his team’s victory by 8 wickets. In that game, he showcased his skill with a seamless delivery at a speed of 109 km/h. His outstanding bowling earned him the distinction of being the first international Man of the Match, a feat he achieved in both ODIs and T20Is.

Chahal made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe on June 18, 2016, at Harare, with Malcolm Waller being his first T20I wicket. Notably, he became the first legspinner to claim a fifer and a 6-wicket haul in a T20I, setting a record for the best bowling figures by a legspinner in T20I history (6/25). On February 1, 2017, he made history again by becoming the first Indian bowler to take five wickets in a T20I, finishing with figures of 6/25 against England.

Chess career

Chahal continued to shine in ODIs, recording his second 5-wicket haul with figures of 6/42 against Australia on January 18, 2019. His exceptional performance in T20Is was highlighted by finishing 2017 as the highest wicket-taker with 23 wickets. In the same year, he achieved the joint-best figures by an Indian bowler against Australia, a record he shares with Ajit Agarkar from the 2003/04 season. Chahal also established the best figures for an Indian spinner at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) against Australia. He represented India in chess at the World Youth Chess Championship, though he gave up the game later when he struggled to find a sponsor.

In April 2019, Chahal was named in India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, concluding the tournament with 12 wickets. He further solidified his T20I prowess, becoming the third Indian bowler to reach 50 wickets in the format during the third T20I against Bangladesh in November 2019. On December 4, 2020, in the first T20I against Australia, Chahal replaced Ravindra Jadeja, who was suffering from concussion. In June 2022, he was selected in India’s squad for the T20I series against Ireland. Notably, in the opening match against the West Indies in February 2022, Chahal celebrated his 100th wicket in ODI cricket.

Net Worth

Yuzvendra Chahal, the Indian cricketer, is believed to have a net worth of approximately $6 million, equivalent to Rs. 45 billion.

Batting Stats & Records List

Format M HS Avg 50s 100s 6s SR Runs 4s
IPL 106 8* 5 0 0 0 41.66 30 0
ODIs 56 18* 8.83 0 0 0 58.88 53 7
T20Is 48 3 2.5 0 0 0 45.45 5 0

Bowling Stats & Records  List

Format Wkts Econ SR Avg BBI M
IPL 125 7.7 18.14 23.3 4/25 106
ODI 97 5.20 31.00 25.309 6/42 56
T20I 63 8.32 18.20 25.3 6/25 49

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