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Deepak Chahar

Personal details 

Full NameDeepak Chahar 
Date of birthAugust 07, 1992
Age31-year-old 
NationalityIndian 
Height5.11 Feet (1.80 m)
Current teamChennai Super Kings (CSK) 
PositionLower order batter
Batting styleRight hand Bat
Bowling styleRight arm Medium
Jersey number90
Started playingJuly 08, 2018
Family membersFather – Lokendrasingh ChaharMother – Pushpa ChaharSister – MaltiWife – Jaya Bhardwaj 

Deepak Chahar Recent Matches 

MATCHBatBowlDateGroundFormat
India vs Australia02/4401-Dec-2023RaipurT20I
Rajasthan vs Gujarat6/4125-Nov-2023ChandigarhList A
Rajasthan vs Arunachal66*0/2423-Nov-2023ChandigarhList A
Rajasthan vs Maharashtra02/1427-Oct-2023MullanpurT20
Rajasthan vs Uttarakhand27*3/2525-Oct-2023MohaliT20

Batting Stats 

FORMATMatRunsHSAve100s50s
ODIs1320369*33.8302
T20Is25533126.500

Bowling stats 

FORMATMatWktsBBIAveEcon5w
ODIs13163/2730.565.750
T20Is25316/724.098.31

Teams 

India

Bikaner Desert Challengers

Chennai Super Kings

India A

Indian Board President’s XI

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Royals

Rising Pune Supergiants

About Deepak Chahar 

Deepak Chahar, born on August 7, 1992, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, is an Indian cricketer known for his skills as a fast-medium bowler. He made his debut in first-class cricket for Rajasthan in 2010, showcasing his ability to swing the ball effectively and maintain accuracy.

Chahar’s international career began in 2018 when he made his debut for the Indian cricket team in a T20I match against England. His impactful performance, taking three wickets for 43 runs, marked his arrival on the international stage. Since then, he has become a regular member of India’s limited-overs squads, earning recognition for his knack of picking up crucial wickets, particularly in the powerplay and death overs.

One of the standout moments of Chahar’s career came in July 2021, where he delivered a remarkable spell of bowling against Bangladesh in a T20I, claiming six wickets for just seven runs, the best-ever bowling figures by an Indian bowler in T20Is.

Apart from his bowling prowess, Chahar has also shown glimpses of his batting talent, contributing valuable runs lower down the order when required. His journey from domestic cricket to representing the Indian national team highlights his dedication, hard work, and skill, making him an integral part of India’s bowling attack across all formats of the game.

Deepak Chahar Career Highlights 

– Made his debut in first-class cricket for Rajasthan in 2010.

– International debut for the Indian cricket team in a T20I against England in 2018.

– Notable performance of taking three wickets for 43 runs in his debut T20I match.

– Regular member of India’s limited-overs squads since his debut.

– Recorded best-ever bowling figures by an Indian bowler in T20Is, claiming six wickets for seven runs against Bangladesh in July 2021.

– Known for his ability to swing the ball effectively and pick up crucial wickets, particularly in powerplay and death overs.

– Has showcased batting talent, contributing valuable runs lower down the order when required.

– Integral part of India’s bowling attack across all formats of the game.

Deepak Chahar Awards 

– T20I Performance of the Year award, 2020

Career 

Domestic career 

At 16, Deepak Chahar faced rejection from Greg Chappell at the Rajasthan Cricket Association academy. Undeterred, he persisted and debuted for Rajasthan in the 2010-11 Ranji season. Learning swing bowling from his father’s coaching academy, he impressed with figures of 8 for 10 on his first-class debut against Hyderabad. His ability to swing the ball in both directions shone through, evidenced by his 30 wickets in 6 matches during the Ranji campaign, aiding Rajasthan’s maiden trophy win. Notable performances include 19 wickets in the 2017-2018 Syed Mushtaq Trophy, including a crucial five-wicket haul against Karnataka.

IPL Career 

CSK’s Deepak Chahar returns for the 2022 IPL, amidst a fierce bidding war involving SRH, Delhi Capitals, RR, and CSK. CSK secured him for INR 14 crore. Rising from Rajasthan Royals to Chennai Super Kings, Chahar’s ability to swing the new ball both ways with precision makes him a potent force. Known for handy lower-order runs, his recent impactful performances include a match-winning knock against Sri Lanka and a quickfire 54 against South Africa. Since his breakthrough 2018 IPL season, where he took 10 wickets in 12 matches, Chahar has earned a spot in India’s limited-overs squad.

International career 

Deepak Chahar, born on August 7, 1992, is an Indian cricketer renowned for his right-arm medium-pace swing bowling. He represents Rajasthan in domestic cricket and the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

In 2019, Chahar made history by becoming the first Indian male cricketer to achieve a hat-trick in a Twenty20 International (T20I) match. His remarkable performance against Bangladesh, where he claimed six wickets for just seven runs, earned him the T20I Performance of the Year award from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in January 2020.

ODI Career 

Deepak Chahar debuted in ODIs against Afghanistan during the 2018 Asia Cup and claimed his maiden wicket against Gulbadin Naib. Over a year later, he played his second ODI versus the West Indies. In July 2021, Chahar was part of India’s limited-overs squad against Sri Lanka, where he secured four wickets at an average of 22.50. Noteworthy was his resilient unbeaten 69 in the second ODI, steering India to victory. Despite India’s loss in January 2022 against South Africa, Chahar impressed with his second half-century. After a six-month injury hiatus, Chahar returned in August 2022, achieving his best ODI figures of 3/27 against Zimbabwe.

T20 International Career 

In May 2018, Deepak Chahar debuted in India’s T20I squad against England, where he dismissed Jason Roy. His standout performance came against Bangladesh, where he clinched the best bowling figures in T20Is, taking six wickets for seven runs, including a hat-trick, under dewy conditions. Despite his success, he had a modest outing against the West Indies, securing three dismissals in the series. Further T20I appearances against Australia and Sri Lanka followed, albeit with limited success. During India’s T20Is against the West Indies in February 2022, Chahar sustained a quadricep muscle tear. He returned to action during the Asia Cup 2022 but played just one match against Afghanistan. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Chahar partnered with Arshdeep Singh against South Africa, claiming two crucial wickets. Named in India’s squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup, he suffered a back injury, forcing him out of the tournament.

Family 

Born in 1992 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Deepak Chahar hails from a family with a military background. His father, Lokendra Singh Chahar, served in the Indian Air Force, while his mother, Pushpa Chahar, is a homemaker. Chahar has an elder sibling, Malti Chahar, who is known for her work as a Bollywood film actress. In 2021, during his team’s final league-stage match of the Indian Premier League, Chahar proposed to his girlfriend, Jaya Bhardwaj, who is based in Delhi. The couple tied the knot on 1 June 2022 in Agra.

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