NEW DELHI: Piyush Chawla of Kolkata Knight Riders added a new feather in his cap as he picked up his 100th wicket in the ongoing cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) and became the fourth player to do so.
After winning two wickets in the recent match between Kolkata Knight Riders’ and Delhi Daredevils on Monday, 26-year-old Chawla achieved this significant feat.
After Shreyas Iyer was bowled out by Chawla, the ace player then had Yuvraj Singh stumped to tilt the balance in favour of KKR.
Piyush Chawla is the fourth player and the third Indian spinner to reach the landmark after Lasith Malinga, Amit Mishra, and Harbhajan Singh.
The ace cricketer then shared his excitement with the official website of the IPL. “Players from across the world come to play in this tournament and it is quite challenging. Reaching that landmark of 100 wickets is something I will cherish,” he said.
The leggie concluded with figures of 4-0-27-2 against Delhi Daredevils at the Ferozeshah Kotla, New Delhi yesterday as the defending champions beat the hosts by six wickets.
On being asked if the batsmen’s approach to leg-spinners in Twenty20 has changed over time, Chawla responded, “Lot of leg-spinners have picked wickets in recent times. Batsmen sometimes look at a leg-spinner as a scoring option but On the other hand we have used that attacking thinking to our advantage. As a leg-spinner I am more than happy conceding two boundaries and getting a wicket.”