‘Nobody even called me..’ Chahal was angry with RCB for not buying in the auction, called off the conversation

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New Delhi: India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has opened up about his disappointment at not being retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Royal Challengers Bangalore did not buy him in the mega auction of 2022 IPL, after which everyone was surprised about this decision. Regarding this, Chahal admitted in an interview that he felt very bad that the franchise had let him go after a gap of 8 years, but the worst thing he felt was that RCB did not even call him to inform about the decision.

Yuzvendra Chahal’s spill pain

In an interview with Ranveer Allahbadia, Chahal revealed that he was upset and not even talking to anyone after RCB didn’t buy him in the auction. He said that “I definitely felt very bad. My journey started in 2014. From the very first match, Virat Kohli showed faith in me. But, it is a bad feeling (on the decision) because I was playing for the franchise for 8 years. I saw people saying ‘Yuzi must have asked for a lot of money’ and things like that. I didn’t ask for anything. I know how much I am capable of. The worst thing is that there was not even a single call from RCB, they didn’t tell me anything.

RCB did not make any bid

Chahal revealed that RCB had promised to do everything possible for him in the auction but the franchise did not place a single bid for him. After a battle between Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, the Sanju Samson-led side bought him for Rs 6.50 crore.

I was very angry – Chahal

Chahal said in the interview that “I played around 140 matches for RCB, but I did not get any proper communication from them. He promised me that he would do everything possible for me. I was fine. After that I was very angry (seeing that RCB let him go) I played for him for 8 years. Chinnaswamy Stadium is my favourite.

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Skills increased as soon as he came to Rajasthan Royals

The 32-year-old Chahal is the most successful IPL bowler with 187 wickets. Despite being disappointed with RCB’s decision, Chahal feels that what happened was actually good as the switch to Rajasthan helped him become a better cricketer.

He said that “whatever happens, happens for the good. One good thing that happened to me after joining Rajasthan Royals was that I became a death bowler. I started bowling in the death overs. In RCB, I used to bowl 16th or 17th over at most. In RR, I became a death bowler and my cricketing growth increased by 5 to 10 per cent.

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