Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Star leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has opened up about his frustration when Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) didn’t retain him ahead of the 2022 mega auction. 

As per Chahal, he felt really bad as there was no phone call and no communication from the management despite playing for the franchise for eight years. The lanky spinner even opened up on why RCB have not managed to win an IPL trophy so far.

“Even I don’t know the reason behind RCB’s failure in IPL. I have also been searching for an answer for the last eight years. I think 2016 was our best chance. We had Gayle, KL Rahul and we reached the final. It makes me sad that we fought hard but couldn’t cross the final hurdle,” said Chahal.

Chahal was one of the integral parts of RCB since the 2014 edition. He represented the franchise in 114 matches. However, RCB released the star spinner ahead of the 2022 mega auction.

“Definitely, I felt very sad. My journey started with RCB and I spent eight years with them. RCB gave me a chance and I got an India cap because of them. It felt bad because it almost feels family when you spend eight years in a team,” said Chahal.