Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker in the history of IPL as he has taken 187 wickets in 145 matches so far. Currently, he plays for Rajasthan Royals (RR) since IPL 2022. Before that, he was a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from 2014 to 2021. In all those years, he played 113 matches and grabbed 139 wickets.
So, during the IPL 2022 mega auction, RCB surprised everyone by not retaining him. In IPL 2022, he won the purple cap for RR and grabbed 27 wickets in 17 games. In the last season, he grabbed 21 wickets in 14 games. Now, in an interview on Ranveer Allahbadia’s YouTube channel, Chahal accused RCB that they had o proper communication with him.
“No one even spoke to me.” – Yuzvendra Chahal
He said that the franchise promised him to go all-out in the auction. But, they did not and it made him very angry. Chahal 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.”
“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,” he further added.
I heard things like, ‘Yuzi ne bahut paise maang liye honge’ [Yuzi must have asked for a lot of money]. Lot of such stuff was coming out. That’s why I clarified in an interview that I had not asked for any specific amount. I know what I deserve. The worst thing, which I felt very bad about, was that I did not receive any phone call. No one even spoke to me. I think I played around 114  games for them. I couldn’t understand what happened suddenly,” Chahal concluded.
Here is how fans have reacted:
Worst management for a reason
— the_maritzburg_mamba (@mr_xyz_93) July 15, 2023
Bad decision 🫂 RCB have a great bond
— Disha (@Disha__here) July 15, 2023
CSK ALSO BETRAYED RAINA AND FAF NOT PICKING IN THE AUCTION AND MAINLY RAINA DESERVED A FAIRY TALE FINISH SADLY HE WAS NOT THERE
— Sai Shreyas (@SaiShre43225906) July 15, 2023
RCB Chahal 🤝 CSK Raina
— Harsha (@HarshaTarak8) July 15, 2023
— virat the king kohli (@Shubham66540516) July 15, 2023
Let's be honest Yuzi>>>Hasaranga
— ItaChi (@CricAni7) July 15, 2023
And some toxic rcb fans were saying "Jadeja come to RCB" 🤣🤣
— Sai Vamshi (@tweetsby_vamshi) July 15, 2023
RCB management is the main reason behind their failure in IPL history not Virat Kohli as he won almost everything with Team India👍
— Shubman Gang (@ShubmanGang) July 15, 2023
It's fine things happens in franchise cricket but we are Proud about the fact that our Proud franchise has never banned!!!
— S reddy (@siddugoudapati0) July 16, 2023