IPL 2019: Deepak Chahar says that Dhoni was obviously angry, after he bowled two beamers
Chahar egged on by the scolding from his captain, came back strongly.
Updated - Apr 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Deepak Chahar is fast becoming the go-to man for MS Dhoni in the ongoing IPL 2019 and has much more confidence to bowl in the death overs now that the Chennai Super Kings will be missing Dwayne Bravo for at least two weeks after an injury. Chahar, who was bought by the CSK in IPL 2018, was one of the rising stars for the team as he bowled his four overs in powerplay and often got early wickets for the team. His success along with guidance from Dhoni also led to Chahar making his India debut a few months later and has always in contention for the senior team role.
However, in the IPL 2019, Chahar came in for some criticism from MS Dhoni in the match against Kings XI Punjab recently, as his bowling in the death overs was not up to the mark of the captain. The Chennai Super Kings player was guilty of bowling wayward at a crucial juncture against the Ashwin-led KXIP. This led to MS Dhoni admonishing him, which was caught by the cameras, as the usually the calm Dhoni just lets his facial expression do the talking.
Chahar reveals what MS Dhoni said to him in anger
With KXIP needing 39 off 12, Chahar went on to bowl two back-to-back no-balls. Both were above waist high full tosses and one of them was hit for a four by a nicely set Sarfaraz Khan before the next, another full toss yielded two runs. Dhoni was livid with Chahar’s performance and proceeded to scold the young fast bowler, with Suresh Raina trying to pacify the captain.
“I have received a thousand messages asking ‘What did Dhoni say?’. Obviously, he was angry, as a captain I would have also got angry in such a situation, bowling two beamers you know. They needed 39 runs, suddenly they needed 31 runs. He was angry with the selection of the delivery. The ball was wet and my judgment was not right,” Chahar was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.
Chahar egged on by the scolding from his captain, came back strongly and dismissed the dangerous David Miller off the last ball of the over and mentioned, “My selection was good after that.”