Indian cricket team fast bowlerSince Deepak Chahar’s amazing batting on the Sri Lanka tour, all the cricket experts are looking at him as a batting all-rounder. Now recently Chahar has revealed that when the Pune team selected him, he was included in the team as a batting all-rounder, not a bowler or bowling all-rounder.
I was selected as a batting all-rounder
In the second match of the ODI series played against Sri Lanka, Deepak Chahai gave a match-winning performance. He played an unbeaten knock of 69 runs with the bat to lead India to victory in a losing match. Since then, Rahul’s batting has become the main topic of discussion. Now the player himself has revealed that he was picked by the Pune team as a batting all-rounder in 2016. Chahar said,
“When I was selected for Pune in IPL, Stephen Fleming sir actually picked me as a batting all-rounder and not as a bowling all-rounder. During the first trial game, I scored 48 or 49. The next day, he sent me to one-down and I scored a fifty. That’s how I got selected in the Pune team.”
I am working on batting since 2014
Deepak Chahar is a part of Chennai Super Kings in IPL since 2018. For Chennai too, Deepak has scored runs with the bat. He further recalled his innings of 40 runs, when he was sent to bat by MS Dhoni and he scored 40 runs. Chahar said,
“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 a game and I scored 40 runs in 19-20 balls. But after that I didn’t get a chance to bat much. I have been working on my batting since 2014 because there is a lot of competition in bowling. If you contribute with the bat, it gives you an edge during selection.”
Deepak Chahar included as reserve player in World Cup
the upcomingThe Indian selectors have selected Deepak Chahar as the reserve player for the season. Chahar has impressed everyone with his swing bowling. Also his batting ability also makes him special. However, Deepak could not make it to the 15-man World Cup squad. But it is expected that he can get a chance to play in the mega event.