Yuzvendra Singh Chahal is an Indian cricketer and former chess player.
Chahal was born on 23 July 1990 to K.K.Chahal and Sunita Devi.
In May 2021, Chahal’s parents tested positive for coronavirus.
Chahal’s father KK Chahal, an Advocate, was admitted to a hospital with ‘severe symptoms’ while his mother Sunita Devi was treated at home.
In India, an Advocate is a person authorized to appear in a litigation on behalf of a party.
An advocate should possess a law degree and is enrolled with a Bar Council, as prescribed by the Advocates Act, 1961.
Advocates are the only class of persons legally entitled to practice law.
Chahal plays for Haryana in Indian domestic cricket and is currently a player of Rajasthan Royals franchise in the IPL.
Chahal represents India in both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), and has also represented India internationally in chess.
Chahal is a leg break bowler and was the second player and first Indian to take a 6 wicket haul in T20I history.
Chahal was also the first concussion substitute to be named man of the match in an international cricket match.
Chahal also plays chess and is the only player to represent India in both chess and cricket.
Chahal represented India in chess at the World Youth Chess Championship, though he gave up the game later when he struggled to find a sponsor.
Despite that, Chahal is listed in World Chess Federation’s official site and as per latest FIDE ratings, Chahal’s rating is 1956.