“Chawla has told his son to not become a bowler,” R Ashwin tells a hilarious story about Piyush Chawla and his son. Chawla didn’t participate in IPL 2022 since he couldn’t draw enough interest in the auction. However, MI chose the 34-year-old at the mini-auction held in December 2022 for INR 50 lakh.
Chawla and his six-year-old kid are the subject of a funny story recently shared by Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin disclosed that everytime Chawla’s youngster tries to pick up the ball, he strikes him on the hand. He continued by saying that the wrist spinner had requested that MI set aside INR 20 crore for his son, who he trains daily.
“My son is watching every game and torturing me like anything,” he claimed. Do you like cricket, I questioned him. He admitted to loving the game and getting his family to gather in front of the TV to watch games. According to Piyush, he advised his son not to even dream of being a bowler. His 7-year-old son is whacked in the hand if he even touches the ball. According to Ashwin on his Youtube channel, the man “forces the ball out of his hand and gives the bat.”
He claimed to have already informed the Mumbai Indians that a capable hitter was on the rise and to set aside Rs 20 crore.He was questioned about training. “I’m bowling to him from the morning,” he added. They only pay me Rs. 50 lakh if I bowl in the IPL. If he plays well, they would give him Rs 20 crore in ten years,” he continued.
In the IPL 2023, Chawla has 17 wickets.
Notably, Chawla has so far in the current season taken 17 wickets from 11 games for an average of 18.88 and an economy of 7.46. He picked up 3/22 in his four-over session against Delhi Capitals, turning in his finest season-to-date performance. Due to the injuries sustained by fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah, MI has been having trouble controlling the ball. The wrist spinner has emerged as their shining savior.
Mumbai Indians, who have five victories in ten games, are now ranked seventh in the points standings. They suffered a six-wicket defeat to Chennai Super Kings in their most recent match, and they’ll need to perform well in their next four league games to advance to the playoffs.