Chahal says IPL team-mate dangled him from 15th-floor balcony


Indian bowler Yuzvendra Chahal says he was dan-gled from a 15th-floor hotel balcony by a heavily drunk fellow player during the Indian Premier League in 2013.

The incident happened during a get-together when the leg-spinner, who has played 61 One-day Internationals for India, was a part of the Mumbai Indians franchise. Chahal previously alleged that he was also bul-lied by Mumbai team-mates in 2011 when he was an up-and-coming talent.

“We had a match in Bengaluru and there was a get-together after that,” Chahal, now 31, said in a video posted Thursday by his current IPL team Ra-jasthan Royals. “So there was a player who was very drunk — and I won’t take his name — he was very drunk, he just called me aside and he took me outside and he hung me out from the balcony.” “I was holding on to him, with my arms around his neck. If I had lost my grip, we were on the 15th floor… had there been a small mistake there, I would have fallen down.” Chahal said he was saved by people who rushed to his rescue.

“Suddenly many people who were there came and handled the situation. I kind of fainted and they gave me water. Then I realised how responsible we need to be when we go anywhere,—AFP


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