‘A drunk player hung me from balcony of 15th floor’: Chahal's startling revelation from MI days in IPL 2013

Updated on Apr 08, 2022 11:49 AM IST

Now a part of the Rajasthan Royals, Chahal, in an episode of RR's Youtube show Cricket Tales, revealed a 9-year-old incident. Chahal said in IPL 2012, when he was part of the Mumbai Indians squad, a "drunk" foreign player had "hung him from the 15th floor."

Yuzvendra Chahal of Rajasthan Royals celebrates with teammates(PTI)
Yuzvendra Chahal of Rajasthan Royals celebrates with teammates(PTI)
ByHT Sports Desk

That Yuzvendra Chahal started his IPL career with the Mumbai Indians and not Royal Challengers Bangalore is a fact that even cricket fans might to struggle to recall. The leg-spinner was picked up by MI in 2011 but he played only one match across three seasons before being roped in by RCB in IPL 2014. During his three-year stint with MI, Chahal formed strong bonds with many cricketers and created memories for a lifetime. But there was one particular incident that the leg-spinner doesn't recall fondly.

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Now a part of the Rajasthan Royals, Chahal, in an episode of RR's Youtube show Cricket Tales, revealed a 9-year-old incident. Chahal said in IPL 2013, when he was part of the Mumbai Indians squad, a "drunk" player had "hung him from the 15th floor."

"This dates back to 2013 when I was with Mumbai Indians. We had a match in Bengaluru. There was a get together after that. So there was a player who was very drunk. I won't take his name. He was very drunk, he was looking at me for a long time and he just called me and he took me outside and he hung me on the balcony," Chahal said.

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The crafty leg-spinner, who had almost fainted during that time, did not name the cricketer.

"My hands were around him like this (shows the way of his grip). Had I lost my grip, I was on the 15th floor. Suddenly many people who were there came and handled the situation. I kind of fainted, they gave me water. Then I realized how responsible we need to be when we go anywhere," Chahal added.

Chahal has had a wonderful start to IPL 2022. He has been the pick of the RR bowlers so far in the 15th edition of the tournament. Chahal has picked up 7 wickets at an economy rate of 5.45 in the three matches that he played so far for the Royals.

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