Team India cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal turned 31 on Friday. On his special day, Wishes poured in on social media from across the world for the leg spinner, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chahal’s India teammate Shikhar Dhawan was among the first to wish the bowler. On Instagram Stories, Dhawan shared an image with Chahal from what looks like a party and wrote, “Hope this year brings you more twists and turns, happy birthday bro.” But the one wish that stood out the most from the plethora of other messages came from Chahal’s wife, Dhanashree Verma.
Sharing a couple of pictures with Chahal, Dhanashree wrote, “When you talk about being humble, being kind, helpful, being polite, selfless and to carry those qualities along with some serious skills then that’s Mr Yuzvendra Chahal.”
She added a couple of red heart emojis, and wrote further, “You have no airs about your status and that’s not easy to achieve at this level. What you do for the people and for the country is unbeatable. You have a big heart. I have grown and learnt a lot from you… I’m always extremely proud of you @yuzi_chahal23. Happy birthday.”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) marked Chahal’s special day by celebrating his achievements on Twitter. Sharing a snap of Chahal in India’s blue jersey, BCCI wrote, “104 international games & 159 wickets, fastest Indian bowler to scalp 50 T20I wickets, 1st Indian bowler (Men’s) to take a 5-wicket haul in T20Is. Here’s wishing #TeamIndia leg-spinner Yuzi Chahal a very happy birthday.”
104 international games & 159 wickets
Fastest Indian bowler to scalp 50 T20I wickets
1st Indian bowler (Men’s) to take a 5-wicket haul in T20Is
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 23, 2021
Chahal’s IPL team, RCB, too, posted a special tweet for their “spin wizard” and “Chief Entertainment Officer” as he celebrated his 31st birthday.
“Here’s wishing our very own spin wizard and Chief Entertainment Officer, Yuzvendra Chahal, a very Happy Birthday. Have a great day, Yuzi! We love you,” the Bangalore based outfit wrote on Twitter along with a picture of Chahal in RCB’s kit.
Here’s wishing our very own spin wizard and Chief Entertainment Officer, @yuzi_chahal, a very Happy Birthday.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) July 23, 2021
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also extended its greetings to the Indian bowler by sharing a photograph of Chahal on its official Twitter handle.
“Fastest Indian to 50 T20I wickets, 6/25 – The best T20I figures by an Indian spinner, happy birthday to Yuzi Chahal,” ICC Tweeted.
Fastest Indian to 50 T20I wickets
6/25 – The best T20I figures by an Indian spinner
— ICC (@ICC) July 23, 2021
Here are a few more wishes:
— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) July 23, 2021
Happy birthday, @yuzi_chahal
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 23, 2021
Q: Who has the best figures in a men’s ODI in Australia?
A: Ajit Agarkar and today’s birthday boy, Yuzvendra Chahal (both 6-42, both in Melbourne) pic.twitter.com/Xhp779P8wZ
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) July 23, 2021
Chahal has taken 159 international wickets for India and has been a regular in the country’s limited-overs squad over the last few years. He was also part of India’s 2019 World Cup squad and picked 12 wickets in the quadrennial event. Chahal has also represented India (Under-16) in World Youth Championship.
Chahal is currently in Sri Lanka with India’s limited-overs squad for their white-ball tour.
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