The young swing master Deepak Chahar had a great IPL 2021 season so far. He has played a crucial part in the Chennai Super Kings setup and interestingly skipper MS Dhoni used all his four overs at the early stages of the game – making use of his ability to swing the new ball. Deepak Chahar also said that “MS Dhoni Taught Me How To Take Responsibility”
Chahar hails CSK skipper MS Dhoni
And after the new experiment by the CSK skipper – Chahar has now become the “Go to Powerplay bowler”. Chahar recently said – “Mahi Bhai has made me a powerplay bowler. He always says ‘you are my powerplay bowler’. He, most of the time gives me first over of the match. I have been scolded by him a lot, but I know those talks and that guidance has benefitted me a lot as well and helped me grow as a bowler,”.
Chahar has taken two four-wicket hauls and this experimental move from Dhoni by allowing him to bowl the entire spell in one has helped him make use of his strength which is to move the ball. His numbers were phenomenal against Punjab Kings where he picked four wickets and conceded only 13 runs.
Deepak Chahar even added – “It was a long-cherished dream of mine to play under Mahi Bhai. I have learned a lot under his captaincy. I have taken my game to another level under his guidance. He has always backed me. MS Dhoni taught me how to take responsibility. There is no one in my team (CSK) who bowls three overs in the powerplay. I do that. That’s because of Mahi Bhai. Bowling the first over for a team is not an easy job. With time, I have improved and learned how to control the flow of runs, especially in T20s,”.