Picture Credit: X/IPL

Picture Credit: X/IPL

The IPL 2024 match between the table toppers, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Hardik Pandya-led Mumbai Indians (MI) saw their leading spinner Yuzvendra Chahal complete 200 wickets in IPL history. The leg-spinner also became the first-ever bowler to achieve this feat. 

The 33-year-old reached this significant milestone after he dismissed Mohammad Nabi on the third ball of his opening over in the match against MI at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. After making his debut in the 2013 edition of the IPL, Chahal completed his 200th wicket in his 153rd appearance. 

Chahal’s massive achievement in the IPL got his countryman and veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who is currently plying his trade for the KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants also share some words of praise. However, he congratulated the 33-year-old, but also took a dig at him at the same moment. 

“Hi Yuzi, bahut khush hu aapke 200 wickets ke liye. Mere ko peechhe chhor diya hai kyuki mai khel nahi raha hu, isliye tu aage bad gaya hai. Aur mai yehi wish kar raha hu ke ek achha healthy competition rahe. I am waiting for my chance to beat you again. Chalo dekhte hai aage chal ke kya hota hai. But I am really happy for you…  Keep it going. All the very best!.” (I am very happy for your 200 wickets. You left me behind because I am not playing. That’s why you have gone ahead, and I wish that a healthy competition remains…. let’s see what happens going forward).

Watch Amit Mishra’s congratulatory message for Yuzvendra Chahal:

Out of the 200 wickets for Chahal in the IPL, 139 wickets came while representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore (now Royal Challengers Bengaluru) from 2014 to 2021. After moving to RR in 2022, Chahal ha scalped 61 wickets thus far. Moreover, the list of top five wicket-takers in IPL include three leg-spinners. While Chahal now sits at the top of the list, Dwayne Bravo is second with 183 wickets, followed by Piyush Chawla (182), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (174) and Amit Mishra (173).