After a nightmarish final over in the IPL 2023 match between Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders, Yash Dayal’s father, Chandarpal Dayal, consoled his crestfallen son with words of encouragement. Chandarpal, who had experienced a similar situation years ago during his own cricketing days, knew the pain his son must have felt. Yash, along with Rinku Singh, experienced contrasting emotions as Rinku smashed five sixes in the last over, triggering celebrations in the KKR dugout, while Yash, who bowled the final over, finished with 0/69 – the second most expensive over in IPL history. Images of Yash in tears flooded the internet, leaving him heartbroken.
Miles away in Allahabad, Chandarpal understood his son’s state of mind. He remembered how he had been hit for a hat-trick of sixes in one over during a Vijay Hazare Trophy match in the past. Chandarpal’s relatives, present in the stadium, met Yash on his insistence to lift his morale.
Yash Dayal’s father said – I told Yash’s sister, uncle & aunt who was there in the stadium to go and motivate him. Pick up his morale. He would be understandably depressed. Please go. He speaks very little. He is an introvert, and in such situations, he can become a touch numb,” Chandarpal told The Indian Express. “I have been a cricketer, but being a father, a mother is something else. I did get a bit depressed, ‘kyun hua, kaise hua.. (why it happened, how it happened), the mind was in a loop, worried for my son.
A new ball bowler, Yash Dayal was amongst the top 10 wicket takers in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2021-22 season. The 24-year-old from Allahabad was snapped up by the Gujarat Titans at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction for a hefty sum of INR 3.2 crore. There were a lot of keen bidders for the youngster in the auction, but it was GT who finally bought him in the end.
Rinku Singh was acquired by KKR in 2018 for INR 80 lakh. Even though the first season didn’t turn out to be great, his potential was considered and he was retained for IPL 2019 as well. Rinku has worked on his batting with KKR Assistant Coach Abhishek Nayar at the KKR Academy during the off season and the results were pretty visible in his 2018-19 Ranji Trophy outing for Uttar Pradesh, where he ended up being the third highest run getter (953 runs in 10 innings) of the tournament with four hundreds (163*, 149, 149 and 150) in his kitty. He does not have the best of numbers in the IPL but he would be looking to make the most of the opportunities he gets this year.
On Sunday, 9th April 2023, Yash Dayal, the left-arm pacer for Gujarat Titans, unfortunately set a new record in the Indian Premier League. During a match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Dayal was hit for five consecutive sixes by Rinku Singh in the final over, resulting in an unexpected victory for the two-time champions. Dayal’s bowling figures for the match were also disappointing, as he conceded a total of 69 runs in his four overs, making it the second highest runs conceded by a bowler in a four-over spell in the history of the IPL.