‘Mai billionaire ho jaata’ – Harbhajan Singh responds after Deepak Chahar gets INR 1 lakh for ‘death stare’ at Martin Guptill

‘Mai billionaire ho jaata’ – Harbhajan Singh responds after Deepak Chahar gets INR 1 lakh for ‘death stare’ at Martin Guptill

Guptill got out in the very next ball after he smashed Chahar for a six.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar. (Photo Source: Disney+Hotstar))

Deepak Chahar, on Wednesday, November 17, won the ‘Moment of the Match’ award in India’s opening T20I against New Zealand at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. At the start of the 18th over of the Black Caps’ innings, opener Martin Guptill looked in ominous touch, having scored 64 runs off a mere 40 balls. He started the over with a massive six off Chahar on the leg side.

Guptill didn’t even bother looking at the ball when he hit the six. Instead, he put his head down. The commentators were also left bemused as they said, “He is not even looking at the ball.” Thereafter, the Kiwis’ opener gave Chahar a stare.

Deepak Chahar gives it back

However, in the very next ball, Chahar hit back at Guptill. The latter went for a similar shot on the leg side, but couldn’t quite get proper timing. The batter skied the ball and Shreyas Iyer took a sharp catch in the deep. Guptill perished after scoring 70 off 42 with the help of three fours and four sixes.

Meanwhile, after getting his wicket, Chahar gave Guptill a cold look, giving him a send-off. It earned the Indian fast bowler Rs 1 lakh. Overall, the speedster didn’t have a great day as he leaked 42 runs off four overs and was the most expensive bowler for India on the day.

After Chahar got the award, veteran Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh responded. The latter said that he could’ve become a billionaire had the same aware been there during his playing days.

Harbhajan took to Twitter and wrote, “Knha tha yeh award pehle..Mai billionaire ho jaata What a award.” The Turbanator was a fiery cricketer during his playing days and never held himself back as far as expressing himself was concerned.

Singh’s tweet

As far as the match in Jaipur was concerned, India won it by five wickets with two balls remaining. After restricting the Kiwis to 164 for six, the Men in Blue chased down 165 in 19.2 overs. Suryakumar Yadav, batting at No.3, played a blinder as he scored 62 off 40 with six fours and three sixes. Rohit Sharma also made a 36-ball 48.