Off The Field

“Drunk Player Dangled Me From Balcony”: Yuzvendra Chahal’s Shocking Revelation

Written by Mohan Sharma

Yuzvendra Chahal, who is enjoying a great run with his new franchise in the Indian Premier League, has revealed that during his stint with Mumbai Indians in 2013, he had to deal with an unsavoury incident when a player got drunk.

In a video shared by Rajasthan Royals on Twitter, Chahal along with Karun Nair and Ravichandran Ashwin narrated their “comeback stories”.

The leg-spinner opened up about an incident that he himself said, “not many people know about.”

“My story, some people know about. I have never spoken about this, I never shared this. In 2013, I was with the Mumbai Indians. We had a match in Bengaluru. There was a get together after that. There was a player who was very drunk, I will not take his name. He was very drunk; he was looking at me and he just called me. He took me outside and he dangled me from the balcony,” Chahal told Ashwin and Nair in the video.

“My hands were around him. Had I lost my grip, I was on the 15th floor. Suddenly many people who were there came and got the situation under control. I kind of fainted. They gave me water, then I realised how responsible you should be if you go out anywhere. So, this was one incident where I felt I made a narrow escape. Had there been the slightest of mistake, I would have fallen down,” he added.

Chahal was a part of Mumbai Indians for just one season in 2013 after which he joined Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The spinner had just played one game for Mumbai Indians in his debut season in the IPL and was unable to take any wickets.

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Mohan Sharma