- Deepak Chahar plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
- Chahar scored an unbeaten half-century in the second ODI against Sri Lanka
- Deepak gave victory to Team India in the second ODI with his explosive batting.
Pacer Deepak Chahar, who was the hero of Team India’s victory in the second ODI of the series against Sri Lanka, is also working on his batting for the last 5 years. Chahar played an important role in the series win for Team India (IND vs SL), playing an unbeaten 69 against Sri Lanka in the second ODI.
Chahar posted a video on his Instagram account when Team India players were spending time in Quarantine in Mumbai before the Sri Lanka tour. In the video, he was seen practicing batting with baseball behind the team hotel. Pacer Navdeep Saini was bowling to him with a tennis ball. He was seen putting the front foot cover drive very well.
Chahar presented a brilliant example of his batting against Sri Lanka. For the last four years, Chahar has been preparing himself as an all-rounder. He had registered himself as an all-rounder in the IPL 2018 auction. At that time, Chennai Super Kings had attached him with them for 80 lakhs. In the same auction, Deepak’s cousin Rahul Chahar was bought by Mumbai Indians for 1.9 crores. However, Deepak later regretted it. However, Rahul expected Deepak to get more than this.
Deepak’s father Lokendra Chahar told our affiliate newspaper Times of India, ‘It was our mistake. Deepak had filled the form as an all-rounder. The players’ auction in the all-rounder category was held late on the same day. Rahul was involved in the auction as a bowler. Rahul’s name came up early in the auction. Deepak came later. At the time when Deepak’s name came up, the franchise had spent more money on other players of the day. Otherwise, Deepak’s bid would have been more than 2 crores.’
Deepak has played 5 ODI matches so far
Lokander has taught Deepak and Rahul the nuances of cricket in the early days. Deepak has played 5 ODIs and 13 T20 Internationals for India so far. He has taken 6 wickets in ODIs and 18 wickets in T20s.