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.
Published - Jul 8, 2018 6:31 pm | Updated - Jul 8, 2018 6:31 pm
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
Deepak Chahar’s making his debut, good for him but isn’t it a bit early? Also… why, just because Bhuvi’s not at his best?
— S/R (@_whatsinaname) July 8, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 8, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 8, 2018
Deepak Chahar is a decent option in T20s with his new ball skills. He would have to develop more varied skills to be a part of the ODI side though. Can't have one dimensional bowlers in ODIs. Need to be capable of bowling at different stages of an innings unlike T20 where you can
— Three Lions Fan (@CricAussieFan) July 8, 2018
Manpreet Gony, Sudeep Tyagi, Mohit Sharma , Shradul Thakur , Ishwar Pandey and now Deepak Chahar in the Indian squad. @msdhoni has to be the ultimate finishing school for Indian fast bowlers. #ENGvIND
— Siddharth Jha (@jha_siddhus94) July 8, 2018
Great opportunity for Deepak Chahar, was impressive with the new ball in IPL and for Ind A in Eng.
— Suraj Pawar (@surajp8791) July 8, 2018
The Indian squad is currently doing some sprints and exercises. Deepak Chahar to debut today. #ENGvIND
— आदित्य 😎 (@The_Aditya_HK) July 8, 2018
Deepak Chahar makes his India debut; gets his cap from skipper Virat Kohli#ENGvIND
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) July 8, 2018
— Sumeet 🅰️D ™️ (@anand63) July 8, 2018
All the best Deepak Chahar 👏👏
— Navin 🇮🇳 (@Mister_Awesomee) July 8, 2018
Deepak Chahar to debut for India today. Handed his maiden cap at the team huddle.
Will be dangerous in the Powerplay overs, with the ball moving both ways early #ENGvIND
— Sreshth Shah 🏴 (@sreshthx) July 8, 2018
— Srishti🌈 (@srishtipandey27) July 8, 2018
Congratulations Deepak Chahar for making his T20I debut for INDIA@ChennaiIPL proud moment.
— Dharam Malam (@ImDharam1210) July 8, 2018
India playing 2 swing bowlers but no death bowler. Honestly now that Deepak Chahar is playing who’s going to bowl in the death? Games already lost #ENGvIND
— Pradhyoth (@Pradhyoth1) July 8, 2018
Deepak Chahar to make his India T20I debut! I hope there is some swing in the air. #ENGvIND
— Prashant Paul (@PrashantSport) July 8, 2018
— Gurdeep Singh (@gurdeep0701) July 8, 2018
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 8, 2018