Talking to Ravichandran Ashwin and Karun Nair on comebacks in a video that was shared by the Rajasthan Royals on their official Twitter handle, Chahal revealed a shocking experience that he had to go through in 2013, when he was part of the Mumbai Indians squad.
The incident, shockingly, involved a drunk teammate, who grabbed hold of him during a post-match celebration and dangled him from a 15th floor balcony.
Narrating the incident, Chahal said, “I never told this story, from today everyone will know. I never shared this. This dates back to 2013 when I was with Mumbai Indians we had a match in Bangalore. There was a get-together after that. So there was a player who was very drunk, I won’t say his name. He was very drunk, he was looking at me for a long time and he just called me and he took me outside and he hung me on the balcony.”
The 31-year-old, who has already claimed 7 wickets in this edition of the IPL further revealed – “And my hands were around him, like this (behind the neck). Had I lost my grip, I was on the 15th floor. Suddenly many people who were there came and they handled it. I kind of fainted, they gave me water. Then I realized how responsible we need to be when we go anywhere. So this was one incident where I felt I made a narrow escape. Had there been slightest of mistakes, I would’ve fallen down,”
Listen to the full chat here:
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This is a revelation that is sure to send shockwaves across the IPL fraternity. Many people who are part of the MI management or team and others in the IPL might know the details, but by and large this is an incident that has come to light in the public domain for the first time.
Ashwin and Karun Nair also shared their comeback stories in the video.
Rajasthan Royals play their next match vs Lucknow Super Giants on Sunday in the second match of the day, which starts at 7:30 pm.