There are many cricketers, actors, politicians, and celebrities who are active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. One such Indian cricketer is young Yuzvendra Chahal. The leg-spinner took it a little too far in his latest social media post.
Chahal might trouble best of the batsmen around the world with his skills but that is not the case when it comes to his physique. He posted a workout video in which he is seen lifting weights and also tried to troll his IPL franchise RCB teammate Chris Gayle.
Chahal, who skipped the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, is currently training at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and is expected to fly out to South Africa once the limited-overs leg of India’s tour of the rainbow nation begins. Incidentally, the video posted by Chahal got Gayle, joining in a healthy online banter.
The Caribbean cricketer trolled Chahal, who has been in great for India last year. Chahal in the video can be seen lifting dumbbells. Chahal captioned the video saying, “Make each day count. Get better every day.”
Commenting on Chahal’s video, his another RCB teammate Tabrez Shamsi wrote, “O my gosh is this @yuzi_chahal23 or @chrisgayle333 ??.”
Chahal was quick to reply Shamsi and wrote, “lift heavier than @chrisgayle333 this is my warmup set @shamsi90.”
Here comes the Jamaican Chris Gayle, who joined the party and gave the perfect reply to Chahal. He wrote, “@shamsi90 @yuzi_chahal23wtf. Kill me.”
Then it was the turn of India’s fielding coach R Sridhar, who cheekily wrote: “The dumbbells seem too light for your strength!! Add a few kgs mate….”
RCB, meanwhile, have retained captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Sarfaraz Khan ahead of the coming players’ auction, which means the fate of Chahal will be decided when the hammer comes down in Bengaluru later this month.
Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav along with Axar Patel have been given chance over the seasoned duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for the South Africa limited-overs series.
Team India, meanwhile, didn’t have best of the starts of the Test series as they lost the first Test by 72 runs on Monday in Newlands, Cape Town as all batsmen failed to make an impact against the South Africa pace quartet.