On Sunday (November 10), Deepak Chahar took 6/7 including a hat-trick as India beat Bangladesh by 30 runs to win the third T20I and with it clinch the series 2-1
Nagpur: After setting a world record in Twenty20 Internationals, India paceman Deepak Chahar has credited Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
On Sunday (November 10), Chahar took 6/7 including a hat-trick as India beat Bangladesh by 30 runs to win the third T20I and with it clinch the series 2-1.
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Chasing 175, the visitors were bowled out for 144. It was not an easy task for Indian bowlers as they had to counter the dew factor. Chahar, who plays for CSK, explained how he had learned in Chennai about countering dew and sweat.
“Playing in Chennai, I have now realised how to counter dew and sweat. How to keep my hands clean. At times, rub dry soil in your hands and then bowl (so that hands don't get slippery),” the 27-year-old Rajasthan seamer said during an interview on 'Chahal TV' hosted by teammate Yuzvendra Chahal for the BCCI's official website.
Asked what was his strategy considering that there was no nip in the air and the ball wasn't swinging a lot, he said, “Since the side boundaries (at VCA Stadium) were big and that was the plan that we will have to force the batsman to play shots on the sides. I also wanted to vary the pace as the ball was getting wet because of the dew and it was difficult to grip.”
Chahar, never even in his wildest of imaginations, he could have thought about incredible figures of 6 for 7 in 3.2 overs.
“Came to know in the end that I got a hat-trick since I got the first wicket off the last ball of previous over. Even if you sit back at home and dream, you will not think that in four overs, you will get six wickets for 7 runs,” said a beaming Chahar.
Chahar was happy that skipper Rohit Sharma used him a bit differently in the middle overs instead of exhausting his quota upfront.
WATCH: Hat-trick of sixes, Hat-trick of wickets & a card trick to top it up. This is yet another Chahal TV special. 😎😎 @deepak_chahar9 @ShreyasIyer15 @yuzi_chahal - by @28anand— BCCI (@BCCI) November 11, 2019
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“I've just been wanting to work hard. It's all God's help that I'm here. Today the plan was to bowl upfront with the new ball. I was told I'll be bowling the crucial overs. Happy the team management gave me that responsibility,” he said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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