MI's Piyush Chawla Becomes Fifth-Highest Wicket-Taker In IPL History

Piyush Chawla, a spin bowler for the Mumbai Indians (MI), just passed Ravichandran Ashwin to become the bowler with the fifth-most wickets in IPL history.

Piyush Chawla moves into fifth place all-time among IPL wicket-takers with this wicket

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The experienced spinner did this while playing for Mumbai Indians versus Punjab Kings at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

Chawla stood out as the best bowler for MI, as he finished with 2/15 off of 3 overs at an economy rate of 5.00. He dismissed both Atharva Taide and Liam Livingstone.

The 34-year-old spinner was a steal at last year's auction, where he was purchased for Rs 50 lakh. He has a bowling average of 17.55 and an economy rate of 6.86 from six matches. So far, Piyush Chawla has a 3/22 bowling average and ranks tenth on the all-time bowling charts. He has taken more wickets than anybody else for MI this season.

In his 171 IPL matches, Piyush Chawla has taken 166 wickets at an average of 26.86 and an economy rate of 7.84 for the teams he has played for (Chennai Super Kings, PBKS, Kolkata Knight Riders, and MI). He has a best game of 4-17 when bowling.

After West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo (183 wickets), India's Yuzvendra Chahal (177), Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga (170), and India's experienced spinner Amit Mishra (170), he is the fifth-highest wicket-taker in IPL history.

After winning the toss, MI decided to field first against PBKS. After 20 overs, PBKS scored 214 for 8. For Punjab, key hitters included Sam Curran (55), Harpreet Singh (41), and Atharva Taide (29). MI's best bowler was Piyush Chawla, who finished with 2/15 off three overs.

Domestic Career

Cricket was Piyush Chawla's first professional sport, and he got his start with the India U-19 team. In 2004–2005, he played in his debut encounter, a U-19 test against England, and he ended up with 13 wickets in the two games he played in. When he first played for the U-19 team, he was only 15 years old. Against South Zone in the 2005-06 Duleep Trophy, Piyush Chawla scored 60 runs in an eight-wicket partnership with Harvinder Singh on his first-class debut.

Later, in 2005-06, he was a part of the U-19 squad that swept a limited-overs series in Australia by a score of 4-1. He then went on to become the 2006 ICC U-19 Cricket World Champion. In the final of the 2006 U-19 World Cup, Chawla took 4 wickets while allowing only 8 runs. In addition, he knocked in 25 runs for an unbroken innings total. 

IPL Career

In addition to helping the Kolkata Knight Riders win two IPL titles, Chawla scored the game-winning runs in the 2014 tournament, cementing his place in history. KKR waived Chawla before the 2020 season, and the franchise bid INR 1 cr. At the IPL Player Auction to acquire his services. Piyush Chawla was acquired by Chennai Super Kings from Kings XI Punjab after a heated bidding war, making him the priciest player ever to earn Indian caps. His deft touch with the ball and astute use of the conditions will be crucial to CSK's offence.

Piyush Chawla is a cricketer from India who has represented his country in all three formats. He was born on December 24, 1988, in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He bowls a leg break with his right arm and bats with his left. He is a specialist bowler for his country but is considered an all-rounder in domestic cricket.

What is the net worth of Piyush Chawla?
Piyush Chawla's wealth is estimated at around $9,000,000 ( 65 Crore).
How old is Piyush Chawla?
Piyush Chawla was born on 24 December 1988, making him 34 years old.
How much does Piyush Chawla make annually?
Piyush Chawla's annual salary is predicted to be 9 Crore.