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Indian cricketer Deepak Chahar has become Virat Kohli’s go-to man with the ball in the limited-overs formats. he bowls at the start and at the death and bowls crucial overs in the middle as well. He will be turning up for Chennai Super Kings when the IPL season resumes in the UAE. In recent times, Chahar has paid particular attention to his batting along with his credentials as a swing bowler.
Speaking to Aakash Chopra on his Youtube channel, Deepak Chahar looked back to how he was selected in Rising Pune Supergiants back in 2017. That he where he started under MS Dhoni and joined Chennai Super Kings a year later.
“When I was chosen for Pune in the IPL, (Stephen) Fleming Sir had actually selected me as a batting all-rounder, not a bowling all-rounder. During the first trial game, I scored 48 or 49. Next day, he promoted me to one-down and I scored a half-century. That’s how I was selected in the Pune team,” Deepak Chahar told Chopra on the latter’s YouTube channel.
MS Dhoni Likes Players Who Can Contribute In All Departments: Deepak Chahar
Speaking about his captain MS Dhoni, Chahar said that he selects players who can contribute in all departments of the game.
“After Pune, I came to CSK. MS Dhoni likes players who can contribute in all departments. In 2018, he sent me ahead of himself in one of the games and I made 40-odd in 19-20 balls. But after that I didn’t get to bat much. I have been working on my batting since 2014 as there is too much competition in bowling. If you contribute with the bat, it gives you an edge during selection,” Deepak Chahar further added.
Deepak Chahar recently hit his maiden ODI fifty against Sri Lanka where he helped India to win from a precarious position. Stitching a matchwinning partnership with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chahar took India to win. He scored an unbeaten 69 with the bat after taking two for 53 with the ball in the second ODI.