'Chess taught me patience'
India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal possesses a bag of variations in his bowling arsenal. If a flipper doesn't get the batsman out, the googly has the potential to bamboozle him. However, he also holds another rare distinction at a young age that few know of. It involves a career preceding his current leather-ball heroics - Chahal enjoyed a distinguished chess career.
In 2002, Chahal won the National Under 11 Championship in Kolkata (Calcutta). The following year, he took huge leaps in his board-game career and represented India at the World Championship (U12) in Chalkidiki, Greece.
* Tournament - U12 World Championship 2003