Twitter erupts as Deepak Chahar makes his international debut

Chahar will be the second bowler after Siddarth Kaul to make his debut in this UK tour.

India A's Deepak Chahar
India A’s Deepak Chahar. (Photo by David Davies/PA Wire)

The Indian team, on their tour of the United Kingdom (UK), has already been impacted by some injury concerns. Previously, Jasprit Bumrah and Washington Sundar were ruled out owing to a thumb and ankle injury respectively. Ahead of the third T20I at the County Ground in Bristol, the Men in Blue have lost Bhuvneshwar Kumar due to a stiff back that is expected to impact their bowling attack.

Deepak Chahar, the Rajasthan-fast bowler, has been presented with his maiden international cap. Chahar was previously roped in as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement. The series is currently level at 1-1 and both teams will strain every muscle to overpower each other. India will also be aiming to win their maiden T20I series on English soil.

Chahar’s impressive stint

Chahar has been in decent touch over the past few months. He was drafted in by the Chennai Super Kings in this year’s IPL. He picked up 10 wickets in 12 matches in the tournament and emerged one of their most consistent bowlers. He suffered a hamstring injury midway through the event but came back to wield his magic. He was mostly entrusted to bowl inside the field restrictions.

The stupendous performance earned him a spot in the India A team, which played in the tri-series involving the England Lions and Windies A. Shreyas Iyer and his men won the series and Chahar was an integral part of their setup. He was their leading wicket-taker with ten wickets from four matches.

Chahar will be the second bowler after Siddarth Kaul to make his debut in this UK tour. The Indian team also made one alteration and replaced Kuldeep Yadav with Kaul. Meanwhile, Twitter is all praises for the fast bowler and they hailed him for making his first appearance.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Chahar’s debut