In the Bangladesh T20I series, Deepak Chahar has amazed everyone through his performance. In the third T20I at Nagpur, he Picked six wickets, which included hat-trick. He was the first Indian male player to register a hat trick in T20I. Inside the 48 hours of that achievement, the player almost repeated his stunt in domestic cricket but due to a wide ball, he didn’t register the hat trick.
He recorded the best bowling figures in T20I history during the Nagpur T20I. In 3.2 overs, he picked six wickets and just gave 7 runs. Deepak Chahar credited the Indian Premier League (IPL) for his improving performance. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player also acknowledged MS Dhoni for his learning.
The fast bowler opined that Dhoni’s scolding has helped him in learning from mistakes. He giggles and said that he is in contact with MS Dhoni through PUBG.
I want to give all the credit to the IPL. I have learnt a lot at CSK and from Dhoni bhai. How to read the body language of a batsman and then bowl accordingly. All these things are helping me a lot in international cricket. I have a habit of watching videos of batsmen against whom I will have to bowl in a match. This has also helped me take my game to a different level. It feels great when your hard work pays off,” he said.
“It has been more than two years that I have been playing under him (Dhoni). He has scolded me a lot also on the field. I have learnt a lot from those incidents too. He will observe you from behind the wickets. It has happened quite often when he has told me a couple of things before bowling a delivery and I have ended up taking a wicket.
Bowling in the death overs isn’t easy at all. This is the main thing I have learnt from him. Those things that I learnt from Dhoni bhai are helping me a lot at the international level. I am in touch with him (Dhoni). Sometimes I speak with him while playing PubG (laughs),” the paceman added.
Deepak Chahar is happy to fulfil his captain’s wish
Deepak Chahar opined that he was not aware of his hat-trick till he sees in the big screen. The 27-year-old expressed that it was not an easy task for the bowler to pick a hat-trick. He was delighted to deliver his best to the team.
“Claiming a hat-trick is not easy for a bowler. It all depends on the day and time, and destiny too. All three worked in my favour against Bangladesh,” Chahar said.
The Rajasthan player was given responsibility by Rohit Sharma to bowl in the death overs. Deepak Chahar is delighted after successfully standing on captain’s need.
Ahead of the third T20I, Rohit bhai came and told me ‘ tujhse difficult time pe ball dalwaunga, be prepared’ (Be ready, I will ask you to bowl in difficult situations). Actually, I bowled three overs in the Powerplay in the first two T20Is and one in the death. So, he wanted to keep me for crucial situations. It feels good when your captain trusts you and I was a happy man when I delivered.”
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