New Delhi: After clinching 3 wickets by just giving 27 runs India’s pacer Deepak Chahar reveals his strategy for bowling hosts. India win the match by 10 wickets in Harrare.Also Read – KL Rahul at No.3 in 2nd ODI – Ex-Pakistan Cricketer Danish Kaneria Reckons Shikhar Dhawan-Shubman Gill Will Continue to Open
Chahar was out of cricketing action since the T20I series against the West Indies in February due to left quadriceps injury and then picked a back injury, which ruled him out of IPL 2022 for Chennai Super Kings. He is currently in the reserves for the Asia Cup, starting from August 27 in the UAE. Also Read – Shikhar Dhawan Flaunts His Ball Love Bite, Opener Shares PIC of Sore Arm | VIRAL IG Story
“My plan is always simple. When the ball is swinging, try to bowl fuller length and take as many wickets as possible. When the ball is not swinging, then there is a Plan B or Plan C. During the match when I bowled, it swung for six-seven overs. So I had a simple plan: bowl full, mix the swing and confuse the batsmen,” said Chahar in a post-match press conference. Also Read – Ishan Kishan ATTACKED by Bug During National Anthem at Harare; Watch Viral VIDEO
“Its not in my hands to say if I will be selected or not (for Men’s T20 World Cup). But skill wise I have worked very hard. I think I have picked up from where I had left off (before injury). In the match, barring first two overs, including the first one, I bowled well. I bowled seven overs at one go, which indicates that my fitness levels are okay,” added chahar.
Asked about preparations he put in for his international comeback, Chahar explained, “I knew I will make my comeback in this series, which is an ODI series. So, I started loading my body accordingly. The day I started bowling, in the first session, I bowled six overs. Before coming here, I played in two-three practice games, where I bowled full quota of 10 overs.”
“Difficulty was there (in making international comeback). Because you are expecting things from yourself and are trying to regain your place in the side. When you don’t play for a long time, in the interim, people who played have also performed and consolidated their places in the team.
“So in order to regain your spot in the team, you have to put up a good performance. Not one good performance, but many good performances are needed. Obviously pressure was there and I wanted to perform at the first opportunity because that’s all that a player can control in his hand.”
Though he pitched his deliveries mostly in good length areas, the short ball did the trick for Chahar as he cramped Innocent Kaia for room on the pull and the thick-edge was grabbed by wicketkeeper Sanju Samson on the second attempt.