Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

Team India’s leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s love for Chess is known all over the world. In fact, the 30-year-old leg-spinner has represented India in Chess at the World Youth Chess Championship.

Yuzvendra Chahal set to play Chess Tournament

Even cricket experts often outline the impact of Chess on Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling as the leg-spinner often tries to outsmart his opponents. Yuzvendra Chahal will be taking on Viswanathan Anand in an exhibition match of Chess to raise COVID-19 relief funds.

Viswanathan Anand on Saturday took to his Twitter handle shared his video and revealed that he will be playing the match against Chahal and other Bollywood celebrities.

Apart from Yuzvendra Chahal, celebrities like Ritiesh Deshmukh, Aamir Khan, Arijit Singh, Ananya Birla, and Manu Kumar Jain will also face the former Chess champion. The match will be live-streamed on the YouTube channel ‘chess.com India’.

Chahal is a former chess player and has participated in national tournaments during his school days. The leg-spinner has also represented India at the World Youth Chess Championship.

The 30-year-old is named in India’s white-ball squad for the upcoming limited-over series against Sri Lanka, starting from July 13.

The series comes as a great opportunity for both him and Kuldeep Yadav to redeem themselves in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja is currently with the 20-man Indian contingent in England and will be performing his national duties in red-ball cricket.

India’s squad

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Net Bowlers

Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh 

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