In the midst of preparing for RCB’s game against CSK, Yuzvendra Chahal woke up to news websites talking about his engagement and marriage to actress Tanishka Kapoor, who's acted in the Kannada film First Rank Raju. With his personal life in focus since Sunday, the cricketer is being bombarded with social media updates about his ‘wedding.’ But the spinner reveals that marriage is not on the cards for him anytime soon!
“I’m fully engaged to cricket only. Cricket is my only love right now. This news is just a rumour. Tanishka and I are just good friends and there’s no way I’m getting married right now, I’m only 27! My main focus right now is the IPL, then the series against England and later, the upcoming World cup. I don’t think I have the time for anything else,” he maintains.
How has family reacted this piece of news? “When I got to know that this was being written about me, I spoke to my Dad and told him that we’re just good friends and that he should get used to such things. I told him to prepare himself for more such articles. I prefer to ignore such things usually. It’s funny how people have so much time to interfere in others’ lives. I’m used to all these things!” he reveals.
Coming to RCB’s performance this year, Chahal says that the team is back on track with their win against Delhi Daredevils. “We’re a new team with new players and we’ve played only five games till now. IPL has 14 games, so we have time to make a comeback and we want to focus on what we have to do now,” he shares. With the much-awaited RCB-CSK battle coming up, Chahal expresses, “They’re a strong team and on top of the table. We are going one game at a time and there’s no pressure just ‘cos it’s CSK.”
With Chahal’s RCB journey in its fifth year now, he can’t help but feel love for the city. “Even when I’m not playing the IPL, I come here for NCA training. It’s my second home. I like going to UB City for dinner.”...