Deepak Chahar Biography – From rejection at 16 to success at 24!
Deepak Chahar was born on August 7, 1992, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. He did his schooling from G.D. Goenka Public School, Agra.
His father quit his job to make sure that he could spend his whole time with Deepak. His father used to remain together with him during his practice sessions.
As soon his cricket career started, he suffered badly from Jaundice, and then injuries made him sit out of many games.
Biography of Deepak Chahar:
|Deepak Chahar's Profile:|
|Full Name||Deepak Lokendra Chahar|
|Date of Birth||August 07, 1992|
|Age||27 Years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|School||G.D. Goenka Public School, Agra|
|Height||5 ft. 11"
(182 cm) approx.
(165 lbs) approx
|Family & Relationships:|
|Father||Lokendra Singh Chahar|
|Siblings||Malti Chahar, Sanjana Chahar,
Rahul Chahar (Cousin brother)
|Batting Style||Right-Handed Batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right-Arm Medium|
|Major Teams||India, India-A, Rajasthan, Rajasthan Royals,
Rising Pune Supergiants, Chennai Super Kings.
|vs Afghanistan , (September, 2018)|
|vs England , England (July, 2018)|
|IPL Debut||vs England , England (July, 2018)|
|First-Class Debut||Rajasthan vs Hyderabad , Jaipur (November, 2010)|
|List-A Debut||Rajasthan vs Vidarbha, Indore February,2010)|
|T-20 Debut||Rajasthan vs Vidarbha, Kolkata (October, 2010)|
Chahar’s father Lokendra Singh Chahar is an ex-air force serviceman. His mother Florence Rabada is a Lawyer.
Deepak Chahar has two sisters, Malti Chahar, and Sanjana Chahar. His cousin brother Rahul Chahar is also an international cricketer.
Malti Chahar is a model & had also appeared in some TV ads, while Sanjana Chahar is in the medical field.
Deepak Chahar’s Cricket Career:
On February 10, 2010, he started his List-A career against Vidarbha in Vijay Hazare Trophy, in which he bowled 10 overs and took 2 wickets at an economy of 6.10.
Later, in October, he made his T20 debut against Vidarbha in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
On November 01, 2010, he made his First-Class cricket debut against Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy. In this match, Chahar took 8 wickets in the first innings at an economy of 1.33 and 4 wickets in the second innings, for which he won the player of the match award.
On July 8, 2018, he started his T20I career against England at Bristol. His stats in the match were, 1/43 in 4 overs.
Chahar made his ODI debut against Afghanistan in 2018. He bowled 4 overs in the match and also took the wicket of Gulbadin Naib.
On July 21, 2019, he got selected in the T20I squad for India’s tour of West Indies along with his brother Rahul Chahar & Navdeep Saini.
On November 10, 2019, against Bangladesh, Deepak Chahar became the first Indian man to take a hat-trick in Twenty-20 internationals, and the only 2nd Indian after Ekta Bisht. His stats in the match were – 3.2 overs, 6 wickets for 7 runs, which made him the winner of the man of the match award.
Cricket Stats of Deepak Chahar:
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Chahar first got selected by Rajasthan Royals in IPL but injuries lead him to sit out of the game.
In IPL 2016, he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) and also retained him for the next season.
Chahar was bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the auction for IPL 2018 in which he played 12 matches for the team.
In 2019, he was retained by CSK and took 22 wickets in the season. He played for the same team in IPL 2020. Also, he is the only bowler so far in the IPL who has bowled the first ball of the tournament in three continuous seasons (2018, 2019, and 2020).
Facts about Deepak Chahar:
- At 10, his father introduced him to the Zila Cricket Academy, Jaipur.
- His father quit his job to pay full attention to his son’s Cricket career.
- At 16, he was rejected by Greg Chappell, former Director of Rajasthan Cricket Academy.
- On the debut of Ranji cricket, he took 8 wickets (innings) against Hyderabad.
- He earned the Youth contract from Rajasthan Royals because of impressive swing bowling skills.
- In 4 Under-19s Matches (Cooch Behar Trophy & Vinoo Mankad Trophy), he took 21 wickets.
- Deepak Chahar’s cousin brother Rahul Chahar is also a cricketer.
- He doesn’t like fast food.
- Deepak suggested his brother Rahul Chahar to start playing Cricket.
- CSK brought him later at IPL auction at a price of Rs 80 lakh.
- According to him, his father is his real coach.
- Deepak Chahar’s sister Malti Chahar was a 2014 Miss India finalist and also an actress and a model too.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: Who is the brother of Deepak Chahar?
Ans: Rahul Chahar. He is the cousin brother of Deepak.
Q2: What is the age of Deepak Chahar?
Ans: 28 years (in 2020)
Q3: Who is the father of Deepak Chahar?
Ans: Lokendra Singh Chahar
Q4: What are the names of Deepak Chahar’s sisters?
Ans: Malti Chahar and Sanjana Chahar.
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