Deepak Chahar, the emerging all-rounder of India

 . Last updated on October 11, 2018, 5:42 PM
Deepak Chahar, the emerging all-rounder of India

Deepak Chahar scored 699 runs in first-class along with 105 wickets.

Deepak Chahar is a bowling all-rounder in team India. He is a Right-arm medium-fast bowler playing alongside the ODI and T20 International squad. In IPL, he played with several teams including Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiants and lately, with Chennai Super Kings. So far, Chahar played 35 First-class matches, 9 List-A games and a single T20 International. In First-Class, his total wicket tally is 105, which in List A, he took 14. Chahar is primarily a domestic cricketer and he is making a slow inroad to International circuit. Chahar also bats in lower order. In First Class, he scored 699 runs so far.

Chahar, in fact, has skills in both bowling and batting. Ahead of the recent West Indies 2018 tour of India, the cricketer expressed that he wants to be a bowler who can also bat. He was drafted in the team for the lately concluded Asia Cup to replace Hardik Pandya. The player said that he wants to prove himself as am all-rounder. He wants to be a pick both as a bowler and an all-rounder. Chahar was playing the Vijay Hazare tournament recently. However, he thinks it would be tough for him to be regular in team India as the squad is now the No. 1 and players are expected to have the best forms. In the Asia Cup, Chahar played as a replacement of injured Hardik Pandya.

Rahul Chahar, the young U19 player is Deepak’s cousin brother.

Rahul Chahar, the young U19 player is Deepak’s cousin brother.

Deepak Chahar was born in Agra of Uttar Pradesh in August 1992. He also has a brother who plays as a first-class cricketer of Rajasthan. His younger cousin Rahul Chahar is an emerging star being a regular player in the U-19 and U-23 team of India. Chahar also has a sister, who is a model and an actress. She was a Miss India finalist in 2014.

Deepak’s father is Lokandersingh Chahar who had much contribution into his making. His father admitted him to District Academy of Jaipur at the age of 10, where he was trained under coach Navendu Tyagi. Lokandersingh Chahar even left his job to take Deepak to his cricket practices. Young Chahar was once rejected by Greg Chappell, who was the then director of Rajasthan Cricket Association. For the emerging bowler, his father the real coach and the inspiration. Even his favorite foods are only those cooked by his father.

Chahar made a strong breakthrough in his debut Ranji season.

Chahar made a strong breakthrough in his debut Ranji season.

Chahar debuted First-class cricket in 2010-11 season of Ranji Trophy. His maiden Test match was against Hyderabad, where he made a strong mark as the match winning bowler. He picked up 8 wickets for 10 runs in the match slogging Hyderabad to their lowest ever total in the tournament’s history. The entire team was out for only 21 runs, while Chahar forged his inroad to national cricket. In Ranji season 2010, he became the second highest wicket-keeper at the age of 18. He took 30 wickets in the tournament. This superb showdown earned him an entry in Rajasthan Royals youth contracts. His T20 debut was against Vidarbha at Jaipur.

The player debuted List-A against the same team. His record in U19 tournaments is also impressive. In 4 U-19 matches, he took 21 wickets. Apart from bowling, his batting skill was also upbeat in first-class format. In 40 first-class matches, the player scored 883 runs. In List A, he nicked 47 runs and 14 wickets playing 9 matches. In a Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy match he took 5 wickets for 15 runs.

Chahar made a strong breakthrough in his debut Ranji season.

Jason Roy was dismissed by Chahar as the maiden T20I wicket of his career.

Chahar’s international career is just budding with recent debut matches. He debuted T20 International in May 2018 playing against England. In his debut match, he dismissed Jason Roy as his maiden T20I wicket. His ODI debut was in the latest Asia Cup Tournament, where he played as a replacement of allrounder Hardik Pandya. The match was against Afghanistan. In January 2018, he was won the bidding by Chennai Super Kings for 80 Lakh per season in IPL.

 

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