Rajasthan Royals (RR) made history in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) when he picked the wicket of home team captain Nitish Rana. Chahal lured Rana into playing a sweep which eventually resutled in his fall as Shimron Hetmyer completed a brilliant catch in the deep. With this wicke, Chahal became the leading wicket-taker in IPL history. Ahead of the KKR vs RR clash, Chahal needed just one wicket to get past former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who had the record to his name with 183 wickets. Chahal removed him from the top with the Rana wicket.
Who are the top 5 leading wicket-takers in IPL history?
The list of leading wickettakers in IPL is dominated by the spinners, especially the leg-spinners. Chahal now sits atop with 185 wickets in IPL. As told earlier, Bravo is second in the list (183) followed by Piyush Chawla (174 wickets). Another leggie Amit Mishra, who is playing for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in IPL 2023, is fourth in the list with 172 wickets. RR spinner R Ashwin is on fifth spot with 171 wickets.