Deepak Lokendrasingh Chahar is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-hand medium-pace bowler and lower-order batsman, who plays for Rajasthan in domestic cricket and IPL team Chennai Super Kings. He became the first Indian male cricketer to take a hat-trick in Twenty-20 International matches. In January 2020, Chahar was awarded the T20I Performance of the Year by the International Cricket Council(ICC), after taking six wickets for seven runs against the Bangladesh team.
|Deepak Chahar (Cricketer)|
|Full Name||Deepak Lokandersingh Chahar|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm|
|in meters- 1.8 m|
|in feet inches- 5’ 11”|
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms-75 kg|
|in pounds-165 lbs|
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 inches|
|- Waist: 30 inches|
|- Biceps: 14 inches|
|International Debut||Test- Did Not Play|
|ODI- 25 September 2018 against Afghanistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium|
|T20- 8 July 2018 against England at County Ground|
|Domestic/State Teams||Rajasthan, Rising Pune Supergiants, Rajasthan Royals|
|Records (main ones)||• November 2010: Defeated Hyderabad by 21 runs, which is the lowest ever total in Indian domestic cricket.|
|• Ranji season 2010: At the age of 18, became the second highest wicket-taker (30 wickets at the average of 19.63).|
|Career Turning Point||Took 8 wickets in his first-class debut against Hyderabad at Jaipur in 2010-11 Ranji Trophy season|
|Date of Birth||1992-08-07 00:00:00|
|Age (as in 2019)||27 Years|
|Birthplace||Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Family||Father- Lokendra Singh Chahar(retired from air force)|
|Mother- Florence Rabada (Lawyer)|
|Brother- Rahul Chahar (cricketer)|
|Sister- Malti Chahar (model, actress and Miss India 2014 finalist)|
|Coach(es)/Mentor(s)||Navendu Tyagi, Amit Asawa|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Salary (as in 2018)||₹80 lakh (IPL)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Deepak Chahar
- He is a right-hand batsman and a medium pace bowler.
- He is a good swinger who can throw the ball at a speed of 140 km per hour.
- At the age of 10, his father brought him to Zila Cricket Academy in Jaipur and introduced him to his coach Navendu Tyagi.
- His father resigned his own job to pay full attention to Deepak’s cricket career and used to ride with him on a bike from Surat to Hanumangarh to make him practice six hours daily at the cricket academy of the town.
- In 2008, he was rejected to play in the state-level by the former director of Rajasthan Cricket Association Academy Greg Chappell who said that he couldn’t play cricket on a higher level.
- On 25 October 2010, his T20 debut was Rajasthan v Vidarbha at Jaipur.
- In November 2010, he made his first-class debut (Rajasthan v Hyderabad) at Jaipur.
- On 10 February 2010, he has made his List A debut (Rajasthan v Vidarbha) at Indore.
- He has grabbed 21 wickets in 4 under-19 matches (Cooch Behar Trophy and Vinoo Mankad Trophy).
- In his 40 first-class matches, he has scored 883 runs at an average of 18.39 with 113 wickets (average- 36.44).
- In his 9 List A matches, he has hit only 47 runs (average- 7.83) including 14 wickets (average- 25.42).
- His total score in 25 T20 matches is 98 (average- 9.80) with 29 wickets (average- 22.34).
- He got 5 wickets for 15 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which is one of the best performances of his career.
- From 2011 to 2014, he suffered from different types of injuries and ailments that affected his cricket career badly.
- In January 2018, he was selected by Chennai Super Kings at ₹80 lakh to play in the Indian Premier League.
- He doesn’t eat fast food and likes to eat the meal cooked by his father who (according to Deepak) is his real coach and inspiration.
- In November 2019, he claimed two hat-tricks in three days during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.