Former India bowler Venkatesh Prasad has claimed that Australian coach Greg Chappell previously ordered bowler Deepak Chahar to stop cricket and choose a different career while he was at the Rajasthan Cricket Academy. Chahar has performed well in the present series versus Sri Lanka. Greg Chappell Rejected Deepak Chahar.
‘Chahar was rejected by Greg Chappell for his height’: Prasad urges not to take ‘overseas coaches too seriously’
Chahar, who is 28 years old, scored as the game-winner chase in the series-winning 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka. Prasad was responding to Chappell’s selection as Director of Cricket at the Rajasthan Cricket Academy under former IPL chairman Lalit Modi after he quit as India coach.
“Deepak Chahar was rejected by Greg Chappell at RCA for his height and told to look at a different occupation. And he single-handedly won a match with not even his primary skills,” Prasad tweeted.
There are off-course exceptions but with such wonderful talent in India, it’s time that teams and franchisees consider having Indian coaches and mentors as
much as possible.
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) July 21, 2021
“Moral of the story- Believe in yourself and don’t take overseas coaches too seriously,” said, the 51-year-old, who played 33 Tests with 96 wickets from 1996 – 2001.
As Team India was put under pressure, and they strike in severe circumstances. This is how the second match between India and Sri Lanka went. They remained constantly behind in the 276-run hunt, with wickets dropping at frequent intervals.
‘There are exceptions with such wonderful talent in India’: Prasad
Deepak Chahar, their lower-order batsman, held his strategy and established a match-performance to assist India to secure the series with one match remaining.
Chahar, the right-arm medium bowler, batted in 8th place and smashed an 82-ball 69 not out to lead India to win the 2nd One-Day International against Sri Lanka by 3 wickets on Tuesday.
“There are off-course exceptions but with such wonderful talent in India, it’s time that teams and franchisees consider having Indian coaches and mentors as much as possible,” Prasad noted.