Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has recently shared his disappointment and frustration after not being retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Chahal, who had been an integral part of the RCB squad for eight years, revealed his emotional turmoil regarding the team’s decision and the lack of communication.

Chahal, in a candid conversation on a podcast hosted by YouTuber Ranveer Allahbadiya, expressed his sadness over not being retained by RCB. Having spent his entire IPL career with the team, Chahal felt a deep attachment towards RCB and considered them family.

He credited RCB for giving him the platform to showcase his talent, earn an Indian cap, and expressed gratitude to Virat Kohli for the trust shown in him from the beginning.

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Addressing rumors about his hefty salary demands, Chahal clarified that there was no truth to such claims and that he believed in receiving what he deserved. However, what hurt him the most was the lack of communication from the franchise. Chahal revealed that he received no phone call or discussion regarding their decision not to retain him, which left him feeling disheartened.

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Having played 114 matches for RCB, Chahal had expectations of being retained, as the franchise had assured him they would go all-out for him during the auction. However, when the team did not pick him, Chahal admitted to feeling angry.

He mentioned that he did not communicate with the RCB coaches during the subsequent match and felt a sense of betrayal after dedicating eight years of his career to the team.

Chahal, who currently holds the record for the most IPL wickets with 187 dismissals, found solace in his new team, the Rajasthan Royals (RR).

He acknowledged that the auction is an unpredictable event and accepted that whatever happened, it happened for the best. Joining RR provided Chahal with new opportunities, such as bowling in the death overs, which helped him grow as a cricketer.

Chahal’s revelation about his disappointment and the lack of communication from RCB highlights the emotional journey of a player in the competitive world of cricket. As he continues to perform admirably for the Rajasthan Royals, fans and cricket enthusiasts eagerly await his future exploits on the field.

By Ritik Sharma

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