Piyush Chawla Biography: Age, Height, Career, Facts and Net Worth

Piyush Chawla Biography

Piyush Chawla Introduction

Piyush Chawla is one of those players who has been known because of his ability to play different roles at different levels of the game. When it comes to international cricket, Piyush Chawla was more of a right-arm leg-break bowler but during his time within the domestic cricket, he always considered himself as an all-rounder who could bowl leg-breaks as well as bat.

Piyush Chawla Early Life

Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla was born on 24 December 1988 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. Piyush Chawla’s cricketing career began at a very young age of 15. He was picked to play for  U19 team against England in test matches. In the two matches, he bagged 13 wickets.

In 2005-6 he was a part of the Indian under 19 side that beat Australia 4-1 in a limited over series. His success in the under 19 age group did not stop there as in 2006 he went on to win the ICC under 19 World Cup where he starred with 4 wickets in eight overs in the final.

Piyush Chawla’s performance in the under 19 World Cup was to some extent his ticket to the Indian team. Even before he has made his debut for the Indian team he claimed international reckoning by cleaning up Sachin Tendulkar with a googly in the Challenger trophy back in 2006.

Later in that year, he made his senior side debut against England, his debut did not go according to plan as he just managed to pick one wicket. His test debut was not as good as it was expected to be but his debut in ODI was impressive as he picked up three wickets in his first match against Bangladesh on 12 May 2007.

He was regarded very highly but never actually lived up to the expectations he had his amount of chances but could not make it count. Piyush was a part of the T20 and the ODI World Cup victory of India in 2007 and 2011.

Piyush Chawla

Chawla has been playing in the Indian Premier League since its start and had represented Kings XI Punjab in the initial five seasons where he picked up 57 wickets in 55 matches. In 2014 Piyush was acquired by Kolkata knight Riders and in that very season, he helped KKR lift the IPL trophy. Prior to the 2020 IPL, he has been purchased by Chennai Super Kings. As far as his performance in the Indian Premier League is concerned it has been of top-level and he has been consistently performing for the franchises he has played for.

Piyush Chawla Personal life

Piyush is married to former HR professional Anubhuti Chauhan. Not much is known about this star performer and his beautiful wife’s love story, but according to an online portal, Piyush and Anubhuti were friends before they fell in love. Anubhuti was his neighbour and the two dated for two years before tying the knot in November 2013. 

Piyush Chawla Cricket & Stats

  • He made his Test debut on 9 March 2006 against England in Mohali.
  • His ODI debut came on 12 May 2007 against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
  • His T20 International debut came on 2 May 2010 against South Africa in St Lucia.
  • Piyush Chawla has played three test matches for the country in which he has 7 wickets.
  • Piyush has played 25 ODI in which he has 32 wickets with his best being 4 wickets for 23 runs.
  • He has also played 7 T20I matches in which has four wickets and his best figures are 2 wickets for 13 runs.
  • Piyush Chawla has played 157 IPL matches in which year 50 wickets his best figure is 4 wickets for 17 runs with an economy of 7.82.

Piyush Chawla Records

Piyush Chawla

  • Chawla played for the India U19 team against England under 19 team in 2014, he took 13 wickets in two test matches averaging just 12.
  • He made his first-class debut against South Zone in Dilip trophy 2005-6. Chawla scored 60 runs in that match.
  • While playing for Sussex County club in 2019, he took 8 wickets in a match against Worcestershire and also scored a ton.
  • Piyush Chawla is 4th in the list of all-time highest wicket-takers in IPL with 150 wickets in 157 encounters

Piyush Chawla Bio Data

  • Real Name: Piyush Chawla
  • Nickname: Paras
  • Profession: Indian Cricketer (All-rounder)
  • Height: 5’ 6′
  • Weight: 63 kg
  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Date of Birth: 24 December 1988
  • Age: 31
  • Birth Place: Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Hometown: Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Father: Pramod Kumar Chawla
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Hobbies: Listening to music
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Affairs/Girlfriends: Anubhuti Chauhan
  • Wife: Anubhuti Chauhan (m. 2013)
  • Jersey Number: #11 (India)
  • Domestic/State Teams: Uttar Pradesh, Kings XI Punjab, Sussex, Somerset, Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Batting Style: Right Handed Bat
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium

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