Deepak Chahar hilariously wants to open the batting at his ‘home ground’ in first T20I against New Zealand

Deepak Chahar hilariously wants to open the batting at his ‘home ground’ in first T20I against New Zealand

Chahar knows how to bat as he had scored a match-winning half-century against Sri Lanka in an ODI back in July.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

Indian cricketer Deepak Chahar, in a hilarious manner, has hinted at opening the batting in the opening T20I against New Zealand on Wednesday, November 17 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The 29-year-old is no mug with the bat as he has notched five half-centuries, combining first-class, List A and T20 cricket since making his debut back in 2010.

If he gets a chance of bat against the Black Caps in the opener, it won’t be above the No.8 slot. In his career, Chahar has scored 1686 runs with 166 fours and 74 sixes, giving an account of his class with the bat in hand. The Men in Blue would love a few runs from his willow if they lose a few early wickets. Chahar is also excited to play in front of his home crowd in Jaipur.

In the meantime, Chahar uploaded a picture where Rohit Sharma can be seen giving him some useful tips on batting. He captioned the picture and wrote, “All set to open the innings at my home ground tonight.”

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Back in July during India’s tour of Sri Lanka, Chahar showed his prowess with the bat in hand. While he has won a few ‘Player of the Match’ awards due to his bowling, on the tour of Lanka, he got one on the back of his batting. In the second ODI, he scored an unbeaten 82-ball 69, laced with seven fours and one six.

Riding on his knock, India chased down 276 with five balls left and won the match by three wickets. He had come to bat after India lost six wickets for 160 runs. Back then, Chahar had credited current head coach Rahul Dravid for showing faith in him.

“Only one thing that was going on in my mind: this is the kind of innings I’ve been dreaming of. No better way to win the match for the country. Rahul sir told me to play all the balls. I’ve played a few innings with India A and I think he has belief in me. He told me he thinks I’m good enough to be a No. 7. He has belief in me,” Chahar was quoted as saying.