A young Indian cricket team, led by Shikhar Dhawan, proved their mettle by beating Sri Lanka by three wickets in Colombo in the second ODI on Tuesday. As India chased the 276-run goal set by Sri Lanka, India found an unexpected hero in Deepak Chahar, who stole the show with his brilliant striker and led the team to a series victory from the jaws of defeat. When he came to bat, India faltered 160 to 6. Chahar, who went unbeaten on 69 of 82 deliveries, shared a video on Twitter, saying it was a moment he “will never forget”.
— Deepak chahar (@deepak_chahar9) July 21, 2021
Chahar shared a short clip from Tuesday’s match, writing: “Will never forget this moment #teamindia #dream. Thank you so much for your wishes means a lot #keep supporting.”
The footage showed Chahar scoring India’s winning points by beating Kasun Rajitha with a four on the first ball from the 50th over.
Chahar’s post quickly created a buzz, with his fans praising the 28-year-old for his match-winning innings.
“I think Deepak Chahar solved India’s lower-order stroke depth,” said one user.
Another user praised the three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for Chahar’s decisiveness.
“Class Man CSK product”, read the note. The user also used fire and two red heart emojis.
“Brilliant batting bhaiya,” wrote another follower along with two smiling faces, heart eyes and fire emojis.
Another cricket enthusiast said Chahar has evolved from a seam bowler to an all-rounder after his match-winning knockout. “Maje aa gye. …ab to pakke bowler se allrounder ho gye ho,” the user wrote.
In an earlier post on Tuesday night, Chahar had shared another photo taken right after he scored the winning points. He captioned the post, “We play for these moments,” and added the hashtag “proud.”
On Tuesday, riding a half-century from Avishka Fernando (50 runs off 71 balls) and Asalanka (65 runs off 68 balls), Sri Lanka posted 275 runs for the loss of nine wickets. Chamika Karunaratne made a valuable contribution of 44 runs off 33 balls.
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