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When Deepak Chahar almost cried after getting scolded by MS Dhoni

When Deepak Chahar almost cried after getting scolded by MS Dhoni

Deepak Chahar turned the 3rd T20 against Bangladesh on its head when he delivered an economical spell by giving away just 7 runs in four overs and picked up six wickets that includes a hat trick. Chahar registered the best figures in the shortest version of the game and made India win the decider from the jaws of defeat.

However, this success may have been the result of playing under MS Dhoni’s leadership in Indian Premier League(IPL).

The story

Date- 6th April 2019, Saturday and IPL 2019 was on its full thrill. The Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab faced each other where Ashwin led team needed 39 runs to win in the last two overs. Dhoni hands the ball to Deepak Chahar to do the job for his team.

Chahar attempted to bowl a yorker and the ball ended up delivering a full toss. For Kings XI, Sarfaraz just tucked the ball and sent it for a four in the third man region. The ball was above the waist which prompted the umpire to adjudge it as a no ball.

Chahar’s next delivery was also similar and the umpire once again called it no ball and Sarfaraz scored two runs on this ball. After two consecutive no balls, tension built in the CSK camp and a furious MS Dhoni walked to him.

He went running and asked Chahar to bowl as per the plan and not experiment to much. Seeing an angry Dhoni, Chahar went nervous and his eyes seems to be teary. Dhoni’s explanation did the trick and the Rajasthan bowler gave away just 13 runs off his over and also clean bowled a dangerous looking David Miller.

Perhaps MS Dhoni’s scolding proved to be the turning point in Deepak Chahar’s career. His game flourished during the IPL, led by a great leader like Dhoni and his magic with the ball has now turn up for the national team.

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