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Yuzvendra Chahal

Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal along with his spouse and Choreographer Dhanashree Verma during their marriage ceremony, in Gurugram.

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India's Shardul Thakur, right, celebrates with teammate Yuzvendra Chahal after the dismissal of Australia's Matthew Wade during the third T20 international cricket match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

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India's T Natarajan, second right, celebrates with teammate Yuzvendra Chahal after dismissing Australia's Moises Henriques, left, during the second T20 international cricket match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal, right, bowls a delivery during the second T20 international cricket match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

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Australia's Aaron Finch, right, shakes hands with India's Yuzendra Chahal, centre, as Navdeep Saini, left, watches following the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, talks to bowler Yuzendra Chahal during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore player Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the wicket of Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Manish Pandey during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in Sharjah.

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His loops, floaters, googlies and straight ’uns have conquered the mightiest of willow-wielders. But off the pitch, Yuzvendra Chahal is a character—a jokester/prankster everyone loves, ace banterer with senior colleagues’ wives (the bhabhis are indulgent) on social media and maker of funny videos. Yet, like the chess champion he was before he chose the 22 yards over the 64 squares, Yuzvi has been placing his piece with precision. The sudden revelation then: a romantic squeeze with fiancée Dhanashree Verma on a Dubai beach. The Covid bubble? Nah, Yuzvi pointed at the setting sun. Doctor-choreographer-YouTuber Dhanashree, pretty in a printed dress, seriously long hair and that smile, agreed wholly. There are no traps in this Queen’s Gambit opening.

Royal Challengers Bangalore player Yuzvendra Chahal appeals for the wicket ofKolkata Knight Riders batsman Dinesh Karthik during Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore player Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the wicket of Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Pat Cummins during Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi.

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Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore in action during Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

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Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates the wicket of MS Dhoni captain of Chennai Super Kings during IPL 2020 cricket match, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates the wicket of Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings during IPL 2020 cricket match, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore players Yuzvendra Chahal, Virat Kholi and others celebrate the wicket of Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Manish Pandey during a cricket match of IPL 2020, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Indian bowler Yuzvendra Chahal reacts after Black Caps opener Henry Nicholls was out LBW during a One Day International cricket between India and New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli along with teammates Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan and Yuzvendra Chahal warms up during a training session ahead of the 1st T20 Match against Sri Lanka, at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal with teammates celebrates the dismissal of West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard during the first T20 cricket match, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

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Indian player Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the dismissal of Bangladeshi Mahmudullah during the third T20 cricket match at Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium in Nagpur

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Indian player Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the wicket of Bangladeshi Captain Mahmudullah with his teammates during the second T20 cricket match at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the dismissal of West Indies' captain Jason Holder during the Cricket World Cup match between India and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal, right, celebrates the dismissal of Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, left, during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Afghanistan at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal, left, and captain Virat Kohli, right, celebrate the dismissal of Afghanistan's Asghar Afghan, center, during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Afghanistan at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal, right, dances to celebrate the dismissal of Bangladesh's Mosaddek Hossain by teammate Kuldeep Yadav, third right, during the Cricket World Cup warm up match between Bangladesh and India at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Wales

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Liton Das during the Cricket World Cup warm up match between Bangladesh and India at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Wales

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Members of Indian cricket team, from left, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan pose as they arrive for an Indian Cricket Heroes red carpet event, ahead of the Cricket World Cup in London.

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Members of India's 15 member squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, from left in the top row, skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul; from left to right in the middle row, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja; and left to right in the bottom row, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav,Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, who were picked by the BCCI Selection Committee.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowler Mohammed Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal appeal for a wicket during the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowler Pawan Negi,Virat Kohli with team mates celebrate after the dismissal of Chris Lynn of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowler Yuzvendra Chahal in a action during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals( RR) at Sawai Man Singh stadium in Jaipur.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal along with Kedar Jadhav celebrates the wicket of Australian batsman Peter Handscomb during the 4th ODI cricket match, in Mohali.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal, second right, celebrates the wicket of New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme during their fifth one day international at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal, right, plays during the third one day international between India and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Tauranga, New Zealand.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal plays during the second one day international between India and New Zealand at Blake Park in Tauranga, New Zealand.

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Kuldeep Yadav of India, center, is congratulated by Yuzvendra Cahal on taking the wicket of Henry Nicholls during the second one day international between India and New Zealand at Blake Park in Tauranga, New Zealand.

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India's Yuzvendradra Chahal, right, celebrates dismissing New Zealand's Ross Taylor, left, with MS Dhoni, center, during a one day international cricket match between New Zealand and India in Napier, New Zealand.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal and India's Virat Kohli, left, react during their one day international cricket match against Australia in Melbourne, Australia.

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Australia's Glenn Maxwell, center, drives as India's Yuzvendra Chahal dives to stop a run during their one day international cricket match in Melbourne, Australia.

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Indian cricket player's from front left, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma pose for a photo with ball kids from India at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and teammate Yuzvendra Chahal celebrate the dismissal of West Indies' batsman Jason Holder during the first one-day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Guwahati.

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