|Full Name:||Deepak Lokandersingh Chahar|
|Birthday:||07th August 1992|
|Birthplace:||Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Height:||180 cm, 1.80 m, 5’11”|
|Weight:||75 kg, 165 lbs|
|Father:||Lokendra Singh Chahar|
|Net Worth:||₹2.30 Crores|
Deepak Chahar Career Stats
# Batting Career Summary
# Bowling Career Summary
Deepak Chahar Biography
“Cricket is everything in my life. I started playing cricket at just of 12. It has been more than 15-16 years since I have been playing the sport. Whenever does someone asks me what else do you like besides cricket? I go speechless.” Indian fast bowler Deepak Chahar said in an interview with Cricbuzz.
For the Indian fast bowler, Deepak Chahar, Cricket has always been the most important thing in life. Started playing his career at the age of 12, Deepak Chahar, indeed, has come a long way.
Deepak Chahar Early Day's
Hailing from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Chahal’s family moved to Ganganagar, Rajasthan when his father got recruited under the Indian Air Force. Chahal soon started playing divisional cricket in Rajasthan. He was trained under the guidance of Navendu Tyagi. Chahal’s father, Lokendra Singh Chahar, is now a retired Air force officer, while his mother, Florence, was a lawyer.
Chahar’s father always wanted his son to become a cricketer and did whatever in his capacity to help his son scale heights in his career. Despite being in a tough job, he would find out time and help his son work out on his weakness and enlighten him with the life lessons.
“I wanted to become a cricketer but my father didn’t allow me4. So when it came to my son, I wanted him to realize his dream which was my dream too. I had no formal coaching degree but I learned just to guide Deepak,” said Lokendrasingh, who used his savings to build two pitches — a turf and concrete in his native Agra where his son could train. Chahal’s father told Times of India.
Having started playing cricket at the age of 12, Chahar went about the game pretty well and was steadily improving until the famous Greg Chappel’s rejection incident added more fire in him.
Back in 2008, Greg Chappell was the director of the Rajasthan Cricket Association Academy Director. The former Australian, at that time, did not include Chahar in the final 50 players of the state and snubbed his bowling ability. The rejection had a huge impact on the bowler as what followed was a befitting reply to all who doubted his skills to play at the top level.
Come 2010, Chahar, now an 18-year old, made his debut in the domestic cricket and scalped as many as 8 wickets in his first game. Playing against Hyderabad, Deepak Chahar helped his side, bundle Hyderabad out for just 21, which is the lowest ever total in the history of Indian domestic cricket to date.
Chahar’s record-breaking spell helped him in gaining selectors’ reckoning, however, constant injuries at the crucial times of his career meant that he had to endure a long wait until he made his international debut.
Chahal has played 45 matches in his List A career so far, in which has managed to take 126 wickets at an average of 35.10.
Deepak Chahar International Career
Excellent performances in the Indian Premier League led him to a call up for the national side. Chahal made his debut for India in a T20 game against England in 2018. Till now, he has represented India in 34 matches, putting on a decent show with 33 wickets to his name at an economy of 7.63.
Recently, in a T20 game against Bangladesh, Chahal produced a magical spell of 6 for 7 against Bangladesh in Nagpur, which included a hat-trick.
Besides, the Indian fast bowler has also played 3 one-day internationals, picking two wickets at an economy of 6.14.
Deepak Chahar IPL Career
The world’s premier T20 tournament, the Indian Premier League, today, has been an indispensable asset for Indian cricket. The league has helped bring out amazing talents over the years and CSK bowler, Deepak Chahar to is perhaps one of them.
Despite being a part of Rajasthan Royals, Chahar never get to play for the team. Chahal made his debut in the Indian Premier League with Rising Pune Supergiants in the year 2016 and played two seasons with the franchise. However, he didn’t get to play too many games, having played just 5 matches in both seasons combined.
Chahal, however, knew his time was anything but far. On the back of excellent performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy ahead of the 2018 edition of the IPL, Chahal was snapped by the Chennai Super Kings.
It eventually proved to be a life-changer for the Indian fast bowler, as he made roars in the next couple of seasons, dishing out excellent spells for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings.
Rahul Chahar has appeared in 34 games in the Indian Premier League, picking up 33 wickets with an economy of 7.63.
Under the stewardship of MS Dhoni, Chahal became CSK’s number one choice for the power play overs. Gradually, he also learned the art of bowling wide yorkers, slower ball bouncers, and today is considered to be a complete bowler in the shortest format of the game.