Deepak Chahar

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Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar.jpg
Chahar in 2019
Personal information
Full nameDeepak Lokendrasingh Chahar
Born (1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 (age 29)
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RelationsRahul Chahar (cousin)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 223)25 September 2018 v Afghanistan
Last ODI23 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 76)8 July 2018 v England
Last T20I25 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
2016–2017Rising Pune Supergiants (squad no. 9)
2018–presentChennai Super Kings (squad no. 90)
Career statistics
Competition ODI LA T20 T20I
Matches 5 44 103 14
Runs scored 87 380 265 1
Batting average 87.00 13.57 11.52
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/0
Top score 69* 63* 55* 1*
Balls bowled 216 1,831 2,207 305
Wickets 6 57 120 20
Bowling average 36.50 27.75 22.84 19.30
5 wickets in innings 0 1 2 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/37 5/27 6/7 6/7
Catches/stumpings 1/– 9/– 19/– 0/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 July 2021

Deepak Lokendrasingh Chahar (born 7 August 1992) is an Indian International cricketer. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and lower-order batter, who plays for Rajasthan in domestic cricket and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

He became the first Indian male cricketer to take a hat-trick in a Twenty20 International. In January 2020, Chahar was awarded with the T20I Performance of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC), after taking six wickets for seven runs against Bangladesh.[1]

Early life and family[edit]

Chahar was born in 1992 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. His father, Lokendra Singh Chahar is retired from the Indian Air Force and his mother, Pushpa Chahar, is a homemaker. He has one elder sibling Malti Chahar, who is a Bollywood film actress.[2][3][4]

He proposed to his girlfriend Jaya Bhardwaj during his team's last league-stage match of the 2021 Indian Premier League.

Domestic career[edit]

Chahar took eight wickets for 10 runs (8/10) on his first-class cricket debut in the 2010–11 Ranji Trophy.[5] Hyderabad were bowled out for just 21 runs, the lowest total in Ranji Trophy history. Chahar's swing bowling soon earned him a youth contract with Rising Pune Supergiants, an Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket franchise.[6] In October 2016, he worked with international coaches Ian Pont and Catherine Dalton in Jaipur as part of Rajasthan's development camp.[7]

In January 2018, he was bought by Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL auction.[8] In October 2018, he was named in India B's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[9]

International career[edit]

In May 2018, he was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the team's tour of England.[10] He made his T20I debut on 8 July 2018,[11] taking one wicket.[12] He made his One Day International debut against Afghanistan in September 2018 during the 2018 Asia Cup.[13]

He was selected in the Indian Twenty20 squad against West Indies in 2019,[14] playing in the final match of the series and winning the player of the match award after skin three wickets for four runs.[15] He was subsequently selected for the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh. In the final match of the series he took the best bowling figures in men's T20Is, with six wickets for seven runs from 3.2 overs.[16] He also took the first hat-trick by a bowler for India and his first five-wicket haul in T20Is.[17][18]

In July 2021, Chahar scored his maiden ODI half-century,[19] and in September was named as one of three reserve players in India's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[20]


  1. ^ "Stokes wins Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Ranji Trophy: After Deepak Chahar, 'doosra' in household as Rahul Chahar takes nine wickets". The Indian Express. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Big brother, little brother - The Chahars' India dream". Cricbuzz. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  4. ^ Acharya, Shayan. "IPL 2019: A brotherly gathering". Sportstar. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  5. ^ Debutant routs Hyderabad for lowest Ranji total
  6. ^ Rajasthan pick four as franchises focus on Ranji final
  7. ^ "Ian Pont and Catherine Dalton head the pace bowling camp at jaipur 2016". Cricbuzz. Cricbuzz. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  8. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Team India Selection: Rahane to Lead Against Afghanistan; Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu and Siddarth Kaul Included for England ODIs". News18. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  11. ^ "3rd T20I, India tour of Ireland and England at Bristol, Jul 8 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  12. ^ "India vs England: Deepak Chahar makes India debut in third T20I". The Indian Express. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  13. ^ "5th Match, Super Four, Asia Cup at Dubai, Sep 25 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Dhoni opts out of West Indies tour, Hardik rested, Bumrah only for Tests". ESPNcricinfo. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  15. ^ "India beat West Indies by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining) - West Indies vs India 3rd T20I Match Summary, Report |". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Deepak Chahar Takes 6/7, India Win Nagpur T20I And Clinch Series 2-1". News Nation. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Deepak Chahar's hat-trick guides India to beat Bangladesh in T20I, win series". Jantaka Reporter. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Deepak Chahar demolishes Bangladesh with 6/7, India win T20I series 2-1". The Indian Express. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  19. ^ "India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Highlights: India ride on Deepak Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav fifties to win series". Hindustan Times. 20 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  20. ^ "India's T20 World Cup squad: R Ashwin picked, MS Dhoni mentor". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2021.

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