Fidget spinners might be craze these days, but Piyush Chawla has that magic in his fingers. He’s our wily old fox. The boy who dismissed Sachin Tendulkar through the gate at the age of 16!
He is not your ordinary leggie, mixing his leg-breaks, googlies, top-spinners and his 125+ kph quicker deliveries. This process has seen him become the second-highest wicket-taking spinner of all time in the IPL, with 157 wickets in 165 games. His international career resume might not have too many games, but there are plenty of moments that stand out since his debut at 17, including him bamboozling Kevin Pietersen with a googly, and of course, winning the 2011 World Cup.
A two-time IPL winner, Piyush is back for a second stint with MI. Surely it’s time he wins one with us!