Deepak Chahar IPL Career

Last Modified Apr 3, 2024 02:41 IST
IPL Debut year2016
IPL TeamRising Pune Supergiants (2016-17), Chennai Super Kings (2018-present)
NationalityIndian
RoleNew-Ball Bowler
Batting StyleRight-handed batter
Bowling StyleRight-arm swing bowler
Current Auction PriceINR 14 Crores
Last IPL Season Wickets13


Deepak Chahar is an Indian cricketer, who is an expert in swinging the ball both ways. He was first seen in the 2016 IPL, where he made his IPL debut for the Rising Pune Supergiants. In the 2018 mega-auction, Chahar was picked by the Chennai Super Kings.

Because of his consistent performances with the ball, CSK went all out for him during the 2022 IPL mega-auction. CSK paid INR 14 crore for Deepak, but he missed the whole tournament due to a back injury. In the 2024 IPL, he is playing for the same franchise (Chennai Super Kings) for the same price (INR 14 crore).

‘Deepak Chahar’ IPL teams from 2016-24

Deepak Chahar IPL Career
Image Courtesy - Deepak Chahar's Instagram

An out-and-out match-winner with the new ball, and a very handy hitter of a cricket ball down the order, Deepak Chahar has been a constant at the Chennai Super Kings ever since he impressed MS Dhoni during his stint at the Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016/17.

Deepak was picked up by RPSG for INR 10 lakh, and while he merely managed five games for the franchise across two seasons, it was enough for Dhoni to be convinced that he needed the Rajasthan cricketer at CSK.

And, so, Chahar was picked up by the CSK for INR 80 lakh at the 2018 auction. He impressed everyone with his ability to move the ball both ways in the season that ensued, taking 10 wickets in 12 games.

He also impressed with his batting skills as his 20-ball 39 helped his side win a crucial game against PBKS at the fag end of the season.

The following season proved to be a path-breaking one for Deepak as he emerged as the leader of the CSK attack as a 'power play specialist'. He claimed 22 wickets in 17 games at 21.9/7.47. In the same season, he created a record for delivering the most number of dot balls (20 v KKR) in a bowling spell in IPL history.

He blew hot and cold in the 2020 and 2021 seasons but still managed to make up for it with crucial performances, like his 4/13 against PBKS in 2021 or 32/1 against KKR in the final, where he dismissed the in-form Shubman Gill are good examples of his impact.

Deepak was regained by CSK for a whopping INR 14 crores in the 2022 mega auction, but a back injury ruled him out of the entire season. He was retained by the franchise ahead of the 2023 mini-auction and also made his comeback through the 2023 IPL edition. He bowled decently and took 13 wickets. Now, Deepak will be seen playing for CSK for the same price (INR 14 crore) in the 2024 IPL.

‘Deepak Chahar’ IPL Auction Price

Deepak Chahar
Image Courtesy - Deepak Chahar's Instagram

Deepak Chahar is retained for the same price (INR 14 crore) by the CSK management in the 2024 IPL auction. He will be seen playing for the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the 2024 IPL.

YearTeamSalary (in INR)
2016Rising Pune Supergiants10 lakh
2017Rising Pune Supergiants10 lakh
2018Chennai Super Kings80 lakh
2019Chennai Super Kings80 lakh
2020Chennai Super Kings80 lakh
2021Chennai Super Kings80 lakh
2022Chennai Super Kings14 crore
2023Chennai Super Kings14 crore
2024Chennai Super Kings14 crore
Total 45.40 crore


‘Deepak Chahar’ IPL runs year-wise

Deepak Chahar
Image Courtesy - Deepak Chahar's Instagram

Deepak Chahar is a lower-order pinch hitter. One of his famous innings where he impressed everyone with his batting skills through his 20-ball 39 which also helped his side win a crucial game against PBKS. Here are his batting stats:-

YearMatInnNORunsAvgHSSR501004s6sCT
201620000.0000.0000001
20173101414.0014233.3300020
201812415016.6639172.4100141
2019172073.50777.7700102
2020143277.005*58.3300003
202115221-1*100.0000005
202310111-1*50.0000001
Total731368011.4339135.59002613


‘Deepak Chahar’ IPL wickets year-wise

Deepak Chahar
Image Courtesy - Deepak Chahar's Instagram

Deepak Chahar prominently bowls with the new ball. He has taken over all 72 wickets in his seven-year-long IPL career. Here are his bowling stats:-

YearMatchesInningsWicketsAverageEconomyBest Figures4-wicket match
20162200.008.200/130
201733174.0010.571/350
201812121027.807.283/150
201917172221.907.473/200
202014141233.007.612/180
202115151432.218.354/132
202310101322.858.743/220
Total73737228.167.954/132


‘Deepak Chahar’ IPL Records

Most dot balls delivered by a bowler in an inningsDuring a 2019 IPL fixture against KKR, Deepak Chahar sent down as many as 20 dot balls.
Most wickets for CSK in PowerplayThe right-arm swing bowler is the leading wicket-taker for CSK in the first 6 overs. In 73 innings, he has taken 53 wickets @ 27.70/7.61.
Most wickets in Powerplay since IPL 2018Chahar has taken 53 wickets in powerplay. It is the maximum no. of wickets for a bowler in the first six overs since 2018.
2nd highest expensive acquisition at the auction in CSK's historyIn 2022, Deepak Chahar became the most expensive acquisition in CSK history after he was picked up by INR 14 Crores in the 2022 mega auction. The record was bettered by England's Ben Stokes in the 2023 mini-auction.


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FAQs on Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar is paid INR 14 crore by the CSK for the IPL 2024 season.

Deepak Chahar currently plays for the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the IPL.

Deepak Chahar made his debut in 2016. The Rising Pune Supergiants franchise picked him for INR 10 lakh. He only got two chances in which he couldn’t get any wickets that season.

Deepak Chahar took 13 wickets in the 2023 IPL, which takes his total wickets tally to 72 in the IPL.

Deepak Chahar created a unique record for delivering the most number of dot balls (20 v KKR) in IPL history.

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