The 56th game of the Indian Premier League 2023 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will go down in history as a memorable match, as records were shattered by both teams. Yuzvendra Chahal, the RR spinner, picked up four wickets in the first innings to become the all-time leading wicket-taker in the tournament. In the second innings, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored the fastest IPL fifty, adding another historic moment to the match.
Chahal’s exceptional performance with the ball (4/25) was instrumental in helping the Men in Pink restrict Kolkata to 149 runs in their 20-overs quota, thus setting a comfortable target for themselves. RR skipper Sanju Samson praised Chahal and said it was the right time to give him the tag of a ‘legend.’ Follow your favourite IPL team with attractive cricket betting odds from NextBet.
“I think it is time to give him the tag of legend. He’s been bowling like that for many years. Very grateful and lucky to have him in the franchise. You never need to speak to him. You just have to give him the ball, and he knows what exactly to do. He’s a very brave bowler, who loves bowling under pressure. He bowls at the death as well. I am really very happy for him,” Samson said during the post-match presentation.
Chahal’s four wickets included Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, and Shardul Thakur. Only four bowlers from the RR camp managed to take wickets, and Chahal finished with the most wickets to his name.
In the previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chahal had leveled former Chennai Super Kings pacer Dwayne Bravo’s record of 184 wickets. In his next game, he picked up four wickets to take his all-time IPL tally to 188, as he remains just 12 wickets away from reaching the 200-mark. Rajasthan has two more games to go in the league stage, and they would be aiming to win all of them to seal a playoff berth. Get all the latest updates from IPL 2023 only on NextBet Sports.