Rajasthan Royals’ star bowler Yuzvendra Chahal is in some sensational form in the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. He has been a match-winners in the tournament and his spin prowess has been one of the determining factors in the success of the Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing season.
On Sunday, Yuzvendra Chahal continued with his sensational form as he helped his side by winning the fourth game of the ongoing season by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
HAT-TRICK for @yuzi_chahal! 🙌 🙌
Absolute scenes at the Brabourne Stadium – CCI. 👍
Brilliant stuff from the @rajasthanroyals spinner. 👏 👏
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 18, 2022
The match was balanced with four overs remaining as the Shreyas Iyer needed 40 runs to win and this is when Yuzvendra Chahal walked in and snatched the game away from KKR. He picked the first hat-trick of the season.
Coming into the bowl the 17th over when KKR was at 178/4, which turned out to be his dream over that saw him concede just 2 runs and picked 4 wickets. This included the dismissals of Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, and Pat Cummins.
He first dismissed Venkatesh Iyer, who danced down the track, before the ball went past the blade and landed straight in the hands of Sanju Samson. In the next wicket, he dismissed the big fish KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer who was batting on 85 and was looking all set to take KKR home. Shivam Mavi and Pat Cummins were dismissed in quick succession.
At the end of the game, Chahal ended with figures of 5/40 in four overs, which happens to be his first-ever five-wicket haul in the IPL.
Meanwhile, social media has been buzzing with reactions after the stellar performance of Yuzvendra Chahal. From fans, cricketers to experts, everyone took to Twitter to applaud his stellar performance of Chahal.
Check out the best reactions:
That has to be the over of the #TATAIPL. Chahal is bowling beautifully.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 18, 2022
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) April 18, 2022
— athul_sl_1104 (@SlAthul) April 18, 2022
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) April 18, 2022
#yuzichahal five wicket haul and his hattrick was an equally important factor in #Rajasthan winning this incredible game. Kudos to KKR for fighting till the end. #RRvKKR #RRvsKKR pic.twitter.com/C72HbJcEh4
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) April 18, 2022
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 18, 2022
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) April 18, 2022
Yuzi on fire 🔥 @yuzi_chahal
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 18, 2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 18, 2022
Win or loss you just admire tricks played by yuzi Chahal. #championbowler
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 18, 2022
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) April 18, 2022
Bowling the 17th over with game on the line, after being hit for runs in your first 3 overs and then to return with a 2-run-4-wicket over including a hat-trick! Lion hearted stuff @yuzi_chahal 🙌🏼 Congratulations @rajasthanroyals 👏🏽 #RRvKKR #IPL2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 18, 2022
Celebration by Yuzi Chahal after taking hat-trick. pic.twitter.com/fxT6qmNx00
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 18, 2022
The Yuzvendra Chahal trademark pose after the hat-trick and a fifer. pic.twitter.com/P5Vdp3Dhzc
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 18, 2022
Yuzi Chahal in this match:-
•Picked his first Hat-trick.
•Picked his first 5-fer in IPL.
•Picked 4 wickets in an over in IPL.
•Becomes 5th RR player to picked a Hat-trick.
•Becomes 21st player to picked a Hat-trick in IPL.
What a bowler. pic.twitter.com/6ox21RI76P
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 18, 2022
Chahalllll 🔥🔥🔥@yuzi_chahal ♥️
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) April 18, 2022