Piyush Chawla celebrates his 26th birthday today, 24 December
Piyush Chawla celebrates his 26th birthday today, 24 December

Dec 24, 2014

Born on 24 December, 1988, Indian Legbreak bowler Piyush Chawla turned 26 today. Chawla made his First Class debut as a 16-year-old in 2005, playing for Central Zone and made an immediate impact. He scored a half century and picked three wickets in each innings of the match, helping his side to a 8-wicket victory. Ever since he has remained a sought-after player in the domestic circuit. With his consistent performances in domestic cricket, he caught the selectors’ eyes.

A 17-year old Chawla was called up to the Indian Test squad to make his debut against England at Mohali. However his Test debut was quite a nightmare as he managed just one wicket and one run in the entire match. He has made sporadic appearances for India but has never quite delivered at the international stage the way he has domestically. At 26, he has a long career ahead of him and maybe he can make most of his talent at an international stage. Happy Birthday, Piyush Chawla!