Deepak Chahar turned a lot of heads with his unbeaten 69 points in the second ODI vs SL.
Deepak chahar became the nation’s toast due to his heroic shot of an undefeated 69 in the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo. In eighth place, the 28-year-old played brilliant innings under pressure in a run-chase of 276. The fact that India has all-around potential in bowling at a lower level in the form of Chahar has pleasantly surprised them. fans and critics.
But the lower-order right-handed hitter regrets signing up as a versatile player and not a pitcher in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) draft. He was brought in for INR 80 lakhs, while his young cousin Rahul Chahar was redeemed by the Indians of Mumbai (MI) for 1.9 crore INR. The family were happy for Rahul but felt that if Deepak could have filled out the form as a bowler then he too could have asked for more in the auction.
Now, Lokander Chahar, Deepak’s father, has told the Times of India about the same. “Humari galti thi (it was our fault). Deepak had filled out the form as an all-rounder. The versatile category arrived at the end of the day. Rahul went as a melon. Rahul’s name came up at the start of the auction. Deepak came later. By the time Deepak’s name was called, the teams had used up a large chunk of the money, otherwise Deepak would have gotten over Rs 2 crore. We had the idea that Rahul would have a big bid. It was not a surprise or a fluke that he chose so much, ”he said.
Deepak Chahar knows he can’t be a one-dimensional cricketer: Lokander Chahar
It’s a well-known fact that Chahar is working to hone his skills in the batting department. He also scored some practical points in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy, during the 2018 season, just before the auction.
skipper CSK MS Dhoni noticed Deepak’s hitting potential and promoted him to sixth in what turned out to be a tense chase against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). He scored 39 points on just 20 balls and showed his batting skills to CSK management.
Lokander believes Deepak is still working on his stick while playing national matches for Rajasthan. He also added that it is essential to be multidimensional rather than being good at a single set of skills. “He was fighting well for Rajasthan before he got injured after this tournament. But Deepak knows he can’t be a one-dimensional cricketer, ”Lokander said.