‘Bade besharam aadmi ho’ – Yuzvendra Chahal pulls Deepak Chahar’s leg for breaking his T20I record
Yuzvendra Chahal previously held the best bowling figures for Team India in T20Is.
Updated - Nov 11, 2019 12:57 pm
India clinched the series against Bangladesh by registering a 30-run victory in the third T20I at Nagpur. The Rohit Sharma-led side posted a competitive total of 174 runs after electing to bat first. Bangladesh, after Mohammad Naim’s sole effort, failed to chase down the target. Mahmudullah and Co were restricted to a score of 144 by the Indian bowling line-up led by Deepak Chahar.
Indian pacer Deepak Chahar emerged as the architect of India’s victory. The 27-year-old scripted his name into the record books by registering best-ever figures of 6/7 in men’s T20 Internationals. He went passed Ajanta Mendis who had scalped six wickets while conceding eight runs.
Chahar also added one more feather in his hat. He became only the second Indian after women’s cricketer Ekta Bisht to take a hat-trick in T20Is and the 12th bowler overall take a T20I hat-trick in men’s cricket. The Agra-born cricketer was awarded ‘Player of the Match’ for his excellent display of bowling. He was also named ‘Player of the Series’. Chahar scalped eight wickets in the three-match T20I series against ‘The Tigers’.
After the match, Chahar made an appearance on Chahal TV alongside Shreyas Iyer. Yuzvendra Chahal hilariously pulled the leg of Chahar for surpassing his record. Chahal previously held the record for the best bowling figures by an Indian male in T20I cricket. The leg-spinner had taken six wickets while conceding 25 runs in his spell against England in 2017. However, he was toppled by Chahar after he delivered a phenomenal performance against Bangladesh on Sunday.
Chahal, while taking a dig at Chahar for breaking his record said, “What do we say in bowling about this man. Aaj mera hi record tod diya, ‘bade besharam aadmi ho yaar tum’ (Today my record was broken. You are a shameless man).”
“Quite a good feeling. Even if you are sitting at home, you will not think that in a T20I match you will take six wickets, giving away 7 runs in four overs,” replied Chahar.
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Varying pace was a bit difficult
Deepak Chahar also opened up about the dew at Nagpur, which was a major hindrance in varying the pace against batsmen. “Varying pace was difficult because it was a little wet but playing in Chennai, where there can be dew and you sweat a lot, I have developed a habit of drying your hands with dirt,” stated Chahar.