Yuzvendra Chahal On Par With CSK Legend As Spinner Reclaims Purple Cap

The race for the Violet Hat got more intense as Rajasthan Royals’ Yosvendra Chahal picked a pair and took it back from RCB’s Wando Hsaranga. Besides, he also equaled the CSK legend to become the highest wicket wicketer ever in the IPL. Chahal has been going superb since returning to the Indian side after being disqualified from the 2021 T20 International Cricket World Cup. But his best left was left at IPL 2022 as he held the purple hat for most of the tournament as he went on to pick 26 wickets in the season.

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He picked up two decisive wickets from MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu in the match against CSK where he tied with Imran Taher who also picked 26 wickets in the 2019 season. He is closely followed by Wanindu Hasaranga who has 24 wickets.

“I really like the purple hat because only two spinners got it. I knew about the equation for the most wickets in a season with Imran Taher because of social media. You have to change your pace, it’s hard to hit when players find their lengths. While chasing 150 “Getting a stride in powerplay is important,” he said on the inning break when bowling in MS, I was supporting my power.

Chahal counts 165 IPL wickets, which is now the second highest overall, and is only a small percentage of the highest tally ever owned by Amit Mishra. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a well-controlled 59 and Ravichandran Ashwin hit 25 unbeaten 40 as Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in match 68 of the IPL 2022 and moved up to second place in the points table.

Chasing a modest 151 for victory, the Rajasthan Royals faced a few anxious moments mid-round but in the end, Ashwin, along with Ryan Parag (10 not out), secured them to 151/5 in a 19.4 increase in their ninth win of this edition of the IPL. .

The win led them to 18 points, as the Lucknow Super Giants, but they finished second with a better net run rate of 0.298 compared to LSG’s 0.251.

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