India speedster Deepak Chahar has returned with a bang to international cricket after a six-month-long injury layoff and also won a Player of the Match performance in the first ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare. He picked up three for 27 that dismantled Zimbabwe’s top-order. Moreover, Chahar’s performance earned him a lot of fan following in Harare and recently he came across one incident as well.
While everyone wanted to have a glimpse of Deepak Chahar up close and personal, a Zimbabwe cricketer’s family members came to click photos with the India pacer after the match. In a video uploaded by journalist Vimal Kumar, Chahar’s female fans were seen asking for his permission before taking a selfie. “Can I touch you?” one of them asked and then she put her arms on Chahar’s shoulder only when he gave his approval.
“We are very happy, he was so humble and cute,” another one shared when she was asked about their interaction with Chahar.
Deepak Chahar said after the game, “In ODI and Test cricket, you really need the crowd to motivate you at times when things are tough. Really happy to see such large gatherings for matches, we missed them a lot during Covid. I can’t say if I will be selected or not as that’s not in my hands but skill wise I have worked very hard.”I think I have picked up from where I had left and today also barring first two overs, I bowled well. I bowled seven overs at one go which is an indicator that my fitness levels are okay.”
“My plan remains simple when the ball is swinging try to bowl fuller length and take wickets. If the ball isn’t swinging, then there is a plan ‘B’ or ‘C’. Today, it was swinging till the seventh over that I was bowling. So it was simple — bowl a fuller length and mix the swing and confuse the batter,” Deepak Chahar concluded.