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
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RelationsRahul Chahar (cousin)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 223)25 September 2018 v Afghanistan
Last ODI23 January 2022 v South Africa
T20I debut (cap 76)8 July 2018 v England
Last T20I21 November 2021 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
2016–2017Rising Pune Supergiants (squad no. 9)
2018–2021Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 90)
Career statistics
Competition ODI LA T20 T20I
Matches 5 44 103 15
Runs scored 141 380 265 1
Batting average 87.00 13.57 11.52
100s/50s 0/2 0/1 0/1 0/0
Top score 69* 63* 55* 1*
Balls bowled 216 1,831 2,207 329
Wickets 6 57 120 21
Bowling average 36.50 27.75 22.84 20.38
5 wickets in innings 0 1 2 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/37 5/27 6/7 6/7
Catches/stumpings 1/– 9/– 19/– 0/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 January 2022

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 (T20I) match. 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. [5]

Domestic career[edit]

Chahar took eight wickets for 10 runs (8/10) on his first-class cricket debut in the 2010–11 Ranji Trophy.[6] 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.[7] In October 2016, he worked with international coaches Ian Pont and Catherine Dalton in Jaipur as part of Rajasthan's development camp.[8]

In January 2018, he was bought by Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL auction.[9] In October 2018, he was named in India B's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[10]

International career[edit]

In May 2018, he was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the team's tour of England.[11] He made his T20I debut on 8 July 2018,[12] taking one wicket.[13] He made his One Day International debut against Afghanistan in September 2018 during the 2018 Asia Cup.[14]

He was selected in the Indian Twenty20 squad against West Indies in 2019,[15] playing in the final match of the series and winning the player of the match award after skin three wickets for four runs.[16] 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.[17] During the series, he also took the first hat-trick by a bowler for India in T20I and his first five-wicket haul in T20Is.[18][19]

In July 2021, Chahar scored his maiden ODI half-century,[20] and in September was named as one of three reserve players in India's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[21]. On 2022 January 23 he socred his 2nd half century in ODIs against South Africa.


  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. ^ "Meet Jaya Bhardwaj, the mysterious girl CSK star Deepak Chahar proposed to after match against PBKS". DNA India. 7 October 2021. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  6. ^ Debutant routs Hyderabad for lowest Ranji total
  7. ^ Rajasthan pick four as franchises focus on Ranji final
  8. ^ "Ian Pont and Catherine Dalton head the pace bowling camp at jaipur 2016". Cricbuzz. Cricbuzz. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  9. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Team India Selection: Rahane to Lead Against Afghanistan; Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu and Siddarth Kaul Included for England ODIs". News18. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  12. ^ "3rd T20I, India tour of Ireland and England at Bristol, Jul 8 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  13. ^ "India vs England: Deepak Chahar makes India debut in third T20I". The Indian Express. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  14. ^ "5th Match, Super Four, Asia Cup at Dubai, Sep 25 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Dhoni opts out of West Indies tour, Hardik rested, Bumrah only for Tests". ESPNcricinfo. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "Deepak Chahar Takes 6/7, India Win Nagpur T20I And Clinch Series 2-1". News Nation. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Deepak Chahar's hat-trick guides India to beat Bangladesh in T20I, win series". Jantaka Reporter. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  19. ^ "Deepak Chahar demolishes Bangladesh with 6/7, India win T20I series 2-1". The Indian Express. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  20. ^ "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.
  21. ^ "India's T20 World Cup squad: R Ashwin picked, MS Dhoni mentor". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2021.

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