Deepak Chahar played a brilliant innings against Sri Lanka in the second ODI on Tuesday. Apart from taking two wickets, Chahar played an unbeaten innings of 69 runs giving India their second consecutive win. Deepak has always considered himself an all-rounder. But there came a time when he regretted calling himself an all-rounder.
In 2018 IPL auction, Deepak Chahar was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 80 lakh. But his brother Rahul Chahar was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.9 crore. Remembering this auction, Deepak Chahar’s father Lokendra Chahar who had coached both Deepak and Rahul in their younger days said, “Humari galti thi (It was our fault). Deepak had filled the form as an all-rounder. The all-rounder category came late in the day. Rahul went as a bowler. Rahul’s name came early in the auction. Deepak’s came later. By the time Deepak’s name was called teams had exhausted a lot of the money otherwise Deepak would have got more than Rs 2 crores. We had an idea that Rahul would draw big bids. It was not a surprise or a fluke that he went for so much.”
Deepak Chahar’s record as a batsman is quite impressive. He has played many excellent innings for CSK in IPL.