‘This is for this guy who messaged me’: Deepak Chahar responds to social media critic who asked him to ‘not play’ against PBKS

Deepak Chahar dedicated his player performance against the Punjab Kings in 2021 IPL Game No.8 in Mumbai to a social media critic who asked him to ‘not play’ that game after an average show in the opening game of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). of the Indian Premier League against the capitals of Delhi.

Chahar produced a winning performance by recovering the wickets of Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran to break the backbone of the PBKS batting lineup on Friday.

After his 4 overs 4 for 13, Chahar, during a conversation with his CSK teammate Shardul Thakur, revealed how a fan asked him not to play the match against PBKS on social media.

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“I was checking social media after I reached my room. A boy had texted me saying: ‘Bhai aap bohot acche bowler ho but ek asks hai – agla match mat khelna’ (You are a good bowler but I ask you not to play the next game), ”said Chahar after the match in a video posted by IPL.

The right-arm couturier said his performance was for this guy who texted him after the previous game.

“The expectations are very high and the performance in every game is important. So, this is for this guy who messaged me. This performance wouldn’t have come if I didn’t play. Don’t call a player bad on the basis of performance alone. Thank you for supporting them “, he added.

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“Looking at the wicket today and the performances today, I have to say that Wankhede is my favorite pitch because you get some help at the start (from the pitch),” Chahar said on the pitch. IPL official website.

After an indifferent last season, Chahar is satisfied as he watched in good rhythm with Dhoni bowling in the first 10 overs.

“It was a good feeling. It (the spell) came at an important time because we had to win this game.” So it was necessary to give a good start and it was an important game for us and I am very happy that I could contribute to the victory of the team, ”said Chahar.

The fashion designer said there were always multiple shots in place, but the main strategy was always to get a little swing and get off the field first.

“After the first few games were big, there were a lot of meetings about what I needed to do in this particular area and set the stage accordingly.” But in the last game I had a little support. But today (Friday night) plan B, C was not needed and plan A worked. So the meetings we have had could help us in the matches to come, ”he said.