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What happened to Piyush Chawla?

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Piyush Chawla’s career

Piyush Chawla, 33-year-old, represented India in 2012. He was a member of the victorious 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup squad. His splendid Indian Premier League journey is in contrast to his International journey.

In 2003, he made his debut for India Under-19 and emerged into the limelight after a Test match against England. He fetched 13 wickets and at an average of 12.23 in two matches. This helped him earn a place in the Under-19 ODI Series against Australia. Where Chawla picked eight wickets. But the focus of attention came in the 2005-06 Challenger Trophy which took the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, and M S Dhoni.

Awry International career

Chawla was India’s second-youngest debutant and he picked an important wicket – of Andrew Flintoff- in his maiden appearance for India. But he didn’t play for the next two years. However, he had a long rope ODI career and was constantly featured in the playing XI. In his first 21 ODIs, Chawla managed to pick 28 wickets at an average of 32.53. He was not featured in a single game of the 2007 T20 World Cup though he was part of the squad. His last Test appearance was in 2012-13 when India went in with four spinners against England.

Piyush Chawla and his IPL career

From 2008 to 2013, was in the Kings XI Punjab team from 2008 to 2013 where he had a fortunate time in the camp. After IPL season four he clinched 57 wickets in 55 matches. Then he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL season seven auction. Later, in 2020, he was bought by Chennai Super Kings and by Mumbai Indians in 2021.

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