Yuzvendra Chahal, the renowned Indian spinner for Rajasthan Royals (RR), expressed frustration over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) not making a strong effort to re-sign him during the IPL 2022 mega auction after his unexpected release.
Chahal, known for his exceptional leg spin bowling, had a successful eight-year stint with RCB, playing a pivotal role in their bowling attack. Despite RCB’s promises to bring him back, nothing materialized during the auction, leaving him disappointed.
In an interview, Chahal admitted to being angry and avoiding communication with the RCB coaches for a few days. His illustrious IPL journey began with Mumbai Indians in 2011, but it was with RCB that he truly made his mark, earning accolades for his vital contributions to the team’s victories.
“When I put my name up for the auction, they promised me that they would go all out for me. I said okay, but then I was very angry [He was not picked by RCB]. I think I did not speak to the coaches for 2-3 days. Even when I played my first match for RR against RCB, I did not speak to anyone,” Chahal said in an interview on Ranveer Allahbadia’s YouTube channel.
“Definitely, I felt very bad. My main journey started [from there] in 2014. I also felt very weird because I played for the franchise for eight years. I would also say that I got the India cap because of my performances for RCB because they gave me a chance to perform. From the very first match, Virat [Kohli] bhai showed trust in me. It feels bad because I had been there for eight years,” Chahal added.