Indian point guard Deepak Chahar, who was an unexpected hero with the bat in the second ODI against Sri Lanka, said on Tuesday that coach Rahul Dravid’s belief in his bat had inspired him to produce a winning stroke for his team . Chahar edged out the most accomplished Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the batting order after India lost all six wickets for 160 points while chasing 276. In the end, they both forged an undefeated 84-point position to score. a three-wicket victory for India.
“No better way to win the game for the country. Rahul sir told me to play all the balls. I played a few rounds with India A (when Dravid was a coach) and I think he believes in me.
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“He told me he thinks I’m good enough to be a No 7 (but he hit 8). He trusts me. I hope in the upcoming matches I won’t have to beat. When we were under 50, I believed we could win. Before, it was bullet by bullet. I took a few risks afterwards, ”said Chahar in the post-match presentation.
Prior to this match, his best score in international cricket was 12.
“It was hot there, we did well there. You have two counters. We managed to stop them at 270 (275 actually). It was a decent score on that wicket.
“Only one thing was going on in my head: this is the kind of sleeve I dreamed of. There is no better way to win the game for the country, ”he said of his state of mind in the middle.
India had won in the first ODI, but it took a lot more effort on Tuesday.
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Tail-ender Deepak Chahar brought India back from the dead with a 69 on 82 balls and the visiting team’s scenario of victory in the second ODI against Sri Lanka here on Tuesday.
Chasing 276, India was at 193 for seven before Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19 of 28) forged an undefeated stand of 84 points to seal a memorable victory for the visitors who extended their record of not losing an ODI on Sri The soil of Lanka since 2012.
A struggling Sri Lankan team badly needed a win to boost morale, but have nothing to blame for not completing the job at a command post.
Chahar, whose highest score before this game was 12, showed remarkable determination and composure under the pressure to get his team across the line with five balls to spare. He rightly hit the winning limit.
It was India’s ninth consecutive victory in a bilateral series against Sri Lanka. The third ODI will be played on Friday.
It was expected to be another comfortable pursuit for India after Sri Lanka improved their batting efforts to show 275 for nine.
However, the questionable shooting selection of the majority of Indian batsmen gave hope to their struggling opponents.
Apart from Chahar and Suryakumar Yadav (53), the Indian drummers have weakened. Leg thrower Wanindu Hasaranga confused Indians with his variations and ended up being his team’s most notable pitcher.