New Delhi: Piyush Chawla added a new feather on the cap as he became the fourth bowler to pick up 100 wickets in the Indian Premier League. After claiming two wickets during Kolkata Knight Riders’ match against Delhi Daredevils on Monday, Chawla achieved this momentous feat.
Chawla bowled Shreyas Iyer and then had Yuvraj Singh stumped to help rein in the hosts to a sub-par score and tip the balance in KKR’s favour. Chawla followed the likes of Lasith Malinga, Amit Mishra, and Harbhajan Singh to the landmark, becoming the third Indian spinner to achieve the distinction of taking 100 IPL wickets.
Sharing his excitement with the IPL official website, Chawla said, “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.”
When asked about changing batsmen’s approach to legspinners in T20 format Chawla said wrist spinners are wicket taking bowlers in any format of the game and are the definitely match-winners.
“Lot of legspinners have picked wickets in recent times. Batsmen sometimes look at a legspinner as a scoring option but On the other hand we have used that attacking thinking to our advantage. As a legspinner I am more than happy conceding two boundaries and getting a wicket,” Chawla added.