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Yuzvendra Chahal Opens Up On His Shocking IPL 2022 Snub By RCB, Claims He Was 'Angry'

The cricketer was released by the franchise who had earlier promised him to bring him back to the franchise but nothing of that sort happened as Chahal was left angry and disappointed.

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Yuzvendra Chahal in RR colours.
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Yuzvendra Chahal is currently plying his trade with the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League but the wrist-spinner admitted that he was 'angry' after the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) did not buy him at the IPL 2022 mega-auction. (More Cricket News)

The cricketer was released by the franchise who had earlier promised him to bring him back to the franchise but nothing of that sort happened as Chahal was left angry and disappointed.

In an interview given to Ranveer Allahbadia’s YouTube channel, Yuzvendra Chahal opened up on why he was left angry by the RCB franchise. He said, “When I put my name up for the auction, they promised me that they will 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.”

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"I played around 140 matches for RCB, but I received no proper communication from them. They promised me that they'll go all out for me. I was alright. I got very angry after that (seeing RCB let him go), I played for them for 8 years. Chinnaswamy Stadium is my favourite," he said.

In the same auction, the likes of Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals were in a tussle for Chahal but the Jaipur-based side initially snapped him up for INR 6.50 Cr.

"Whatever happens, happens for good. A good thing that happened with me after I joined Rajasthan Royals is I became a death bowler. I started to bowl at the death. At RCB I used to bowl the 16th or the 17th over at max. At RR, I became a death bowler and my cricketing growth increased by 5 to 10 percent. That is when I realised, whatever happens, happens for good. People go to new teams after sometimes playing for 10 years for a particular side. That is fine. As a professional cricketer, you have to deal with such things.

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"The attachment with RCB is there but coming to RR has helped my cricket a lot," he stated.

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