'Rs 5 Crore In Drain': Father of RCB star Yash Dayal, whose last over eliminated CSK, recalls brutal provocations

Yash Dayal in action for RCB during IPL 2024©AFP

It's been a tough journey for the fast bowler Yash Dayal in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Uttar Pradesh cricketer joined Gujarat Titans for IPL 2023 but ended up having a horror ride. The moment that made him a household name was truly unfortunate because Rinku Singh slammed him for five consecutive sixes to give Kolkata Knight Riders a sensational victory. He became a subject of memes on the internet and things got worse when he was picked up by Royal Challengers Bengaluru for a whopping Rs 5 crore ahead of IPL 2024. The internet was abuzz with people claiming that RCB had wasted their money, but Yash Dayal proved all the good. critics are wrong with a winning performance against CSK.

In an interview with Indian ExpressYash Dayal's father Chandarpal spoke about the taunts and trolling the family had to face after the pacer's disappointing performance for the Gujarat Titans.

“In one of the WhatsApp groups, a person I know shared a meme mocking Yash for conceding five sixes and I still remember what he wrote with the photo 'Prayagraj Express ki kahaani shuru hone se pehle hi khatam ho gayi (The story of Prayagraj Express happened before it even started),” he said.

“It never stopped, as a family we literally left every WhatsApp group except our family's. Even when RCB picked him in the auction for Rs 5 crore, I remember someone saying “Paise naale mei baha aaye Bangalore waale (The franchise has thrown the money down the drain)”. all kinds of things,” he added.

Yash Dayal managed to keep his cool against star cricketers like MS Dhoni And Ravindra Jadeja as RCB beat CSK to book their place in the IPL 2024 playoffs.

“Everyone wrote him off. And today I receive many congratulatory calls and messages. Yet no one talks about his hard work, his work and how he handled the pressure. The slower the bouncer he developed, the more other variations he learned over the past year. The way he played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, where even an advantage is worth a six. But it’s okay because within a year we as a family realized that cricket is really a fun game,” he concluded.

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