Team India all-rounder Deepak Chahar made a brilliant comeback to the Indian team in white-ball cricket. He was out of action for several months due to an injury. However, post-recovery, the Indian selectors picked him for the ODI series against Zimbabwe. The pacer made the most of the opportunity, pulling off a good performance. He also won hearts with his gesture towards a fan after the match.
The incident took place at the Harare Sports Club after the end of the first ODI between India and Zimbabwe. Deepak Chahar along with other Indian cricketers agreed to a few photographs with the fans. A few female fans of Deepak Chahar, who were at the ground, asked the Indian all-rounder if they could take a picture standing beside him.
Deepak Chahar admitted their request and posed for a few photographs with the female fans, who were bowled over by the cricketer’s gesture. The video of the incident was shared on Youtube by Journalist Vimal Kumar, who is on the tour to cover the matches.
Watch the video here:
Bowling first, Deepak Chahar ran through Zimbabwe’s top order. He dismissed the top three Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani, and Wesley Madhevere for just 31 runs on the board. The pacer finished the match with bowling figures of 3/27. Along with him, Prasidh Krishna and Axar Patel also picked three wickets each. India won the match with 10 wickets to spare, as the openers put on a record-breaking partnership.
Selection for the T20 World Cup is not in my control: Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar’s fantastic comeback performance has earned a lot of praise from the fans and the experts. Some even believe that the all-rounder should be a part of India’s ICC T20 World Cup 2022 team. Deepak Chahar has been kept on standby for the Asia Cup. The next two matches against Zimbabwe might open the doors for him for the World Cup. Speaking about his selection in the Indian team, Deepak Chahar said,
“The selection for the T20 World Cup is not in my control, I do not know whether I will be selected or not. But skill-wise, I have worked really hard. Today, I bowled okay, I bowled seven overs on the trot, so my fitness is also okay.”
The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will take place in October-November in Australia. India will begin its campaign against Pakistan on Sunday, October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.