It seems like Chennai Super Kings have found their Josh Hazlewood replacement in this exciting Indian pacer who delivered a splendid performance against Punjab Kings by taking 4 wickets in 13 runs with 18 dot balls in his 4 overs.
Cricketers are often seeing honouring their role models and mentors in the field, something similar happened on Friday during the match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021).
CSK pacer Deepak Chahar touched the feet of Punjab bowler Mohammad Shami to seek his blessings before the match and wiped out PBKS entire top order with a breathtaking spell. The pacer took 4 wickets giving 13 runs in 4 overs with 18 dot balls. He accounted for opener Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran and Deepa Hooda during an unchanged spell.
This is the best performance of Chahar in IPL. Chahar also threw a maiden over. His exact bowling can be gauged from the fact that he bowled 18 dot balls out of 24.
Earlier, his best bowling figures were recorded in 2018 when he dismissed 3 batsmen of Sunrisers Hyderabad for just 15 runs. He dismissed Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran against Punjab.
Deepak Chahar holds the record for highest batsmen dismissals on zero, since his debut in IPL 2017. Deepak has bowled out the highest number of 15 batsmen on duck since 2017, Indian Test team bowler Umesh Yadav is the second name in the list, who has bowled out 10 batsmen on a score zero in the IPL since 2017.
New Zealand's left-arm fast bowler Trent Bolt, who plays for Mumbai Indians at number three, is followed by Mumbai's Jasprit Bumrah. Both have nine and eight dismissals respectively.