Deepak Chahar has flourished beneath MS Dhoni’s management at Chennai Super Kings.© BCCI/IPL
Deepak Chahar has been instrumental to Chennai Super Kings’ success ever since he joined the crew forward of Indian Premier League 2018. Used by captain MS Dhoni to bowl overs within the Powerplay, given Chahar’s capability to swing the ball each methods, the pacer has emerged as very important a part of CSK’s bowling template. However, Chahar wished to bowl on the dying, too, particularly after ramping up his tempo from the mid-130s to 140s and as soon as walked as much as Dhoni to ask him why he hasn’t been utilized within the dying overs. “I groom youngsters” was Dhoni’s reply, as Chahar advised former India opener Aakash Chopra within the latter’s present, Aakash Vani. Chahar was left speechless by Dhoni’s reply.
“Generally, the bowlers who bowl in the 120-125 range are used with the new ball. But when I was playing for Chennai in 2018, I had been bowling in the 140s,” Chahar mentioned.
“So I asked the bowling coach why I wasn’t being used at the death and the coach said I should be given the ball in death overs.
“Then one day I gathered the courage to ask Mahi bhai. He was sitting in his room and I asked him ‘why don’t you bowl me with the older ball?’
“He gave me a two-word answer: ‘I groom players.’ He said nothing more,” Chahar recalled.
Chahar picked up 22 wickets from 17 matches for Chennai final season at an financial system fee of seven.63 runs per over. Overall, he has 33 wickets from 34 IPL matches.
Chennai play their first IPL 2020 match in opposition to Mumbai Indians on September 19 in Abu Dhabi.
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