I Always Wanted To Be An All-rounder: Deepak Chahar

Updated - 06 Aug 2022, 06:30 PM

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Deepak Chahar, a right-arm pace bowler for India, credits Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former captain of India, for helping him advance in cricket. Chahar claims that Dhoni’s guidance gave him a lot of confidence, which led to good performances.

Chahar is prepared for India’s comeback in the ODI series against Zimbabwe after missing the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season owing to a hamstring injury.

The 29-year-old CSK all-rounder said his journey through the ranks was never easy, but he maintained working hard “day and night” to accomplish his goal. He has been practising at the CSK academy since recovering.

Deepak Chahar, India
Deepak Chahar. (Credits: Twitter)

I Wanted To Work On My Batting As Much As On My Bowling: Deepak Chahar

The graph will go up and down. For me, it went down for many years but still, I worked hard day and night. I always thought there is no alternative to hard work. If you work hard, the day and time will come and you’ll play well. You’ll get what you deserve,” said Chahar.

Chahar before getting injured earlier this year had hit two consecutive half-centuries in ODIs for India. One against Sri Lanka last year and one against South Africa earlier this year. When asked about his batting, he said, “When I started playing, I always wanted to be an all-rounder. I wanted to work on my batting as much as my bowling. It was a matter of opportunity that I was waiting for. Finally, I got that match. When I went in to bat, all I was thinking was to make India win. First 20 balls, I didn’t score any runs, only one or two runs.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Twitter)

“We had the overs. I thought we had to play all the overs to win the match. What I thought was to take on certain bowlers. My whole thinking was to win the match because that was my dream. Every kid wants to play that kind of innings”, the Times of India reported him as saying.

India won that game against Sri Lanka but lost against the Proteas.

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