Rahul Chahar Biography – A talented leg spinner who quit studies to become a cricketer!
Family Background of Rahul Chahar:
Rahul Chahar was born on August 4, 1999, in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. His father, Deshraj Chahar, is a real estate businessman. His mother’s name is Usha Chahar.
His cousin brother Deepak Chahar is also an international cricketer. He has a sister named Sanjana Chahar. He’s engaged with his long-time girlfriend, Ishani.
Rahul’s cricket journey started when he was just seven years old. His brother Deepak Chahar took 8 wickets on his debut match, which made Rahul do so. So he instantly quit his studies and started focusing on cricket.
Initially, he also wanted to be a fast bowler like his cousin brother Deepak. But Deepak advised him to bowl spin, so he started practicing leg-spin bowling. Later, he gets selected in state-level cricket because of some impressive performances in Dholpur’s district-level cricket.
Biography of Rahul Chahar :
|Rahul Chahar's Profile:|
|Full Name||Rahul Deshraj Chahar|
|Date of Birth||August 4, 1999|
|Age||22 years, 9 months (in 2022)|
|Birth Place||Bharatpur, Rajasthan|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Siblings||Malti Chahar (cousin sister), Sanjana Chahar and Deepak Chahar (cousin brother)|
|Batting Style||Right-Handed Batsman|
|Bowling Style||Legbreak googly|
|Major Teams||India, India A, Indian Board President's XI, Rajasthan, Rajasthan Under-16s, Rajasthan Under-19s, Rajasthan Under-22s, Rest of India, Rising Pune Supergiants, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals|
|ODI Debut||Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo (July 23, 2021)|
|T20I Debut||West Indies vs India, Providence (August 06, 2019)|
|IPL Debut||Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiant, Indore (April 08, 2017)|
|First-Class Debut||Rajasthan vs Odisha, Patiala (November 5, 2016)|
|List-A Debut||Madhya Pradesh vs Rajasthan, Chennai (February 25, 2017)|
Cricket Career of Chahar:
At the age of 16, Chahar made his first-class debut against Odhisa in November 2016. He took 1 wicket for 24 runs in 9 overs, out of which 3 are maiden overs.
On November 05, 2016, he made his First-Class debut in Ranji Trophy against Odhisa. He took a total of 2 wickets in both innings.
Later, on February 25, 2017, he started his List-A career against Madhya Pradesh in Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 14 runs with the bat and took 1 wicket in his 5 overs with an economy of 9.60.
Then he was selected in the India U-23 squad for the ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2017, which was held in Bangladesh. His splendid performance led him to play Youth ODIs against the U-19 England team, where he took 10 wickets in 4 matches.
Unfortunately, he was dropped from the 2018 U19 World Cup. Later, he said, only selectors could tell that why he isn’t in the team!
On August 06, 2019, Rahul made his International debut by T20I against West Indies at Providence. He bowled three overs in the match and got one wicket for 27 runs.
Later, on July 23, 2021, he played his first ODI match against Sri Lanka. He picked three wickets on his ODI debut.
On April 08, 2017, Rahul Chahar made his IPL debut with Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) against Kings XI Punjab. He took the wicket of Hashim Amla on his first match. He played in only three matches in that season.
Later, at the IPL auction, Mumbai Indians (MI) bought him for a price of Rs 1.9 crore.
But the important part was that he played several matches for MI as a leading spin bowler and performed well in the tournament. The franchisee retained him for IPL 2020 and IPL 2021.
Later, Punjab Kings (PBKS) bought him at the auction for 5.25 crore INR for IPL 2022.
The Brothers – Rahul Chahar and Deepak Chahar:
- Both Rahul and Deepak Chahar played their first IPL match for Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2017.
- Deepak is Rahul’s first cricket inspiration.
- Rahul first wanted to become a fast bowler, but Deepak advised him regarding spin-bowling.
- Deepak made his international debut in 2018 against Afghanistan, while the younger brother made his international debut against West Indies in 2019.
- Deepak’s father used to train them initially.
Facts about Rahul Chahar:
- He was the leading wicket-taker for Rajasthan in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19 season. He took 20 wickets in the 9 matches.
- In October 2018, he was named in the India C squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.
- In August 2019, he was selected for the India Green squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.
- Rahul Chahar’s cousin sister Malti Chahar is a Model & Actress.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: Who is the brother of Rahul Chahar?
Ans: Deepak Chahar is his brother (cousin).
Q2: Who are the sisters of Rahul?
Ans: Sanjana Chahar and Malti Chahar.
Q3: Who is the wife of Rahul Chahar?
Ans: Rahul is engaged with his long-time girlfriend Ishani.
Q4: What is the age of Chahar?
Ans: 22 years, 9 months (in 2022)
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