IND vs SL: “Something I wanted to do since childhood” – Deepak Chahar reveals his secret talent

Deepak Chahar, who is currently competing for a spot in the 15-member national squad for the T20 World Cup, has done well so far against Sri Lanka.

Deepak Chahar guitar
Deepak Chahar playing guitar

Speedster Deepak Chahar is an artist when it comes to moving the ball off his hands. Meanwhile, the India cricketer talked about his childhood dream of playing the guitar. He has been seen many times of late, weaving magic into this musical instrument.  

During his recent appearance on Chahal, a fun post-match interactive show hosted by leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, Chahar talked about his secret talent.

“Thanks to an injury, I started playing the guitar. When I had my back injury, I was on bed rest. There was nothing to do, so I thought let me learn guitar, something I wanted to do since childhood,” revealed Deepak Chahar.

When Chahar was jokingly asked if he had learned to play the guitar to impress anyone, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricketer was quick to respond. He said: 

“No, not really. I thought of learning something else in life apart from cricket. The only thing I have known all my life is to play cricket, so I thought, ‘let’s add something else.”

“Always easier to bowl after the first six overs”

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar celebrates a wicket

Coming back to his on-field performance, Chahar had won the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his all-round performance during the second ODI match between India and Sri Lanka. The 28-year-old bowled well during the maiden T20I as well where he picked up two crucial wickets.

During further interaction on Chahal TV, Deepak Chahar admitted that although his primary role is to bowl inside the powerplay overs, he enjoys bowling more with fielders outside the circle.

“There wasn’t much swing on offer during the ODIs, but today [Sunday] there was swing. Sri Lanka still took their chances to maximize the powerplay. After the powerplay, it would not be easy to get the runs freely. I mostly bowl inside the powerplay, but it’s always easier to bowl after the first six overs because you get the luxury of having three more fielders outside the ring,” added Deepak Chahar.

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