Rajasthan Royals’ Yuzvendra Chahal became the highest wicket-taker in Indian Premier League (IPL) history during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Chahal achieved this feat with the wicket of KKR skipper Nitish Rana in his very first over over of the match. In his subsequent overs, he dismissed Venkatesh Iyer for a 42-ball 57, Shardul Thakur for 1 and the in-form Rinku Singh to take his tally for this season to 21. Chahal is curently the top wicket-taker of IPL 2023.
Chahal, who now has 187 wickets in 143 matches, overtook all-rounder Dwayne Bravo’s tally of 183 wickets.
Chahal had won the Purple Cap in the 2022 season, picking 27 wickets in 17 innings as the Royals reached the final.
Mumbai Indians’ Piyush Chawla (174), Lucknow Super Giants’ Amit Mishra (172) and RR’s Ravichandran Ashwin occupy the third, fourth and fifth places, respectively, in the top five wicket-takers in IPL.
|1||Yuzvendra Chahal||143||187||7.65||Rajasthan Royals, Royal Chalengers Banalore, Mumbai Indians|
|2||Dwayne Bravo||161||183||8.38||Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, Mumbai Indians|
|3||Piyush Chawla||176||174||7.85||Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings 11 Punjab Punjab Kings)|
|4||Amit Mishra||160||172||7.36||Lucknow Super Giants, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Deccan Chargers|
|5||Ravichandran Ashwin||195||171||7.0||Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Rising Pune Supergiants, Chennai Super Kings|
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