Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar

Full NameDeepak Lokander Singh Chahar

BornAugust 7, 1992

Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)


RoleBowler/Right-arm medium-fast, Right-handed Batsman

Relation(s)Lokander Singh Chahar (Father), Rahul Chahar (Brother), Malati Chahar (Sister)


IND vs NZ 12 9 0 2 133.33 5 0 30 0 6.00 0
IND vs NZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VID vs RAJ 10 15 1 0 66.66 9 0 53 2 5.88 4
RAJ vs DEL 18 29 1 1 62.06 10 0 45 2 4.50 3
SA vs IND 31 17 2 3 182.35 4 0 48 1 12.00 4

ODIs 9 6 180 177 3 60.00 101.69 0 2 69 17 5 1 0
T20Is 24 6 53 26 5 53.00 203.84 0 0 31 4 4 2 0
T20s 122 44 318 238 20 13.25 133.61 0 1 55 16 23 25 0
LISTAs 54 38 576 682 6 18.00 84.45 0 3 69 41 28 10 0
FIRSTCLASS 46 64 975 1755 10 18.05 55.55 0 2 57 126 32 18 0

ODIs 9 9 69 415 15 27.66 6.01 3/27 0 0
T20Is 24 24 86 703 29 24.24 8.17 6/7 1 0
T20s 122 122 436 3340 137 24.37 7.66 6/7 2 0
LISTAs 54 54 389.1 2058 75 27.44 5.28 5/27 1 0
FIRSTCLASS 46 77 1326.5 4496 130 34.58 3.38 12/64 4 1

Deepak Lokendrasingh Chahar is a new ball bowler who burst into the scene whilst playing for Chennai Super Kings and impressed everyone with his vicious swinging deliveries. Chahar also plays for Rajasthan cricket team in domestic competitions and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League.

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Biography- About Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar is an Indian cricketer, born on 7th August 1992, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The right-arm medium pacer who bats right-handed down the order has donned the Blue jersey.

Deepak Chahar: Along the years

201018First Class debut for Rajasthan
201624Bought by Rising Pune Supergiants
201826Joined Chennai Super kings
201826ODI debut against Afghanistan
201826T20I debut against England


  1. Best bowling figures in T20I, six wickets for seven runs from 3.2 overs against Bangladesh
  2. First T20 hattrick for India


  1. T20 Player of the series against Bangladesh, 2019


Domestic Career

At the age of 16, the promising medium-pacer was rejected by the then director of the Rajasthan Cricket Association academy, Greg Chappell, in 2008. However, the gutsy pace bowler didn’t lose his heart and kept knocking around the gates of the state team and ultimately broke into it during the 2010-11 Ranji season.

2019 IPL Final - Mumbai v Chennai

A bowler in the mould of Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chahar learned swing bowling in the coaching academy of his father, who would make sure his son bowled only with the new ball despite the financial strain procuring so many new balls brought.

Chahar started his List A career registering figures of 2 for 61 in the Central Zone encounter against Vidarbha in Vijay Hazare Trophy in February 2010. He took 5 wickets in 3 matches.

In November, Chahar made a phenomenal first-class debut for Rajasthan by grabbing 8 wickets for 10 runs in the Group A encounter against Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy Plate League in Jaipur.

His sensational figure doused Hyderabad for the lowest team total in Indian domestic circuit.

He attained the second-best bowling figures on first-class debut. In the second match against Goa, Chahar scalped four wickets in the first innings.

Chahar’s ability to swing the ball in both directions made him a stand-out performer in his debut Ranji campaign. In the Plate phase, he registered a brilliant tally of 30 wickets in 6 matches at 19.63, helping Rajasthan to qualify for the Elite phase.

In the Elite stage of 2010-11, he took 21 wickets in 8 matches at 37.66 to help his side to win maiden Ranji Trophy in that season.

Chahar bowled exceptionally well in the 2017-2018 Syed Mushtaq Trophy, scalping 19 wickets in 9 matches at an astonishing average of 9.94.

He took five for 15 to skittle out star-studded Karnataka in the super league stage. He also chipped in with 51 runs including a match-winning unbeaten 22 against Jharkhand in January 2018 at Eden Gardens.

IPL Career

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On the back of his exceptional performances in the domestic circuit, Chahar was snaffled by Rising Pune Super Giants in 2016. Chahar played a total of five games in his first two seasons of IPL and returned with a solitary wicket. Chahar was roped in by Chennai Super Kings for INR 80 lakhs.

In the 2018 season, Chahar picked up 10 wickets in 12 games and showed that he had what it took to bowl on the biggest stage. The 2019 season was the breakthrough year from him as skipper Dhoni shrewdly used him with the new ball, often bowling three overs of his in the Powerplay. Chahar played 17 matches in the season and finished with 22 wickets at an average of 21.90 and a miser economy rate of 7.47.

Chahar was an exceptional performer in Chennai Super Kings' dismal campaign in IPL 2020 in UAE. The pace bowler picked 12 wickets at an average of 33 and bowled with an economy rate of 7.61.

Chahar picked 14 wickets in 15 matches at an average of 32.21 in CSK's title season in 2021. In the final against KKR, Chahar trapped Shubman Gill leg-before the wicket on 51. It was a very important wicket, in hindsight, as KKR had built a solid opening stand of 91 in a 193-run chase.

In the mega auction for IPL 2022, Chahar was purchased by CSK for a whopping sum of 14 crore. However, marred with multiple injuries meant the pacer had to pull out of the season despite hoping to return in the second of the tournament.

However, he had a remarkable turnaround in his performance when he went to Chennai Super Kings in 2018. MS Dhoni who had seen Chahar in the RPS camp gave him the duty to open the bowling and the Rajasthan bowler cashed in on the opportunity.

In the 2018 season, Chahar picked up 10 wickets in 12 games and showed that he had what it took to bowl on the biggest stage. The 2019 season was the breakthrough year from him as skipper Dhoni shrewdly used him with the new ball, often bowling three overs of his in the Powerplay. Chahar played 17 matches in the season and finished with 22 wickets at an average of 21.90 and a miser economy rate of 7.47.

ODI Career

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Deepak Chahar made his ODI debut against Afghanistan in the 2018 Asia Cup in UAE. He picked the wicket of Gulbadin Naib to register his maiden ODI wicket. More than a year later, Chahar got to play his second ODI against the West Indies.

In July 2021, Chahar was named in a second tier India squad led by Shikhar Dhawan for the limited overs tour to Sri Lanka. He picked four wickets at an average of 22.50 as India beat Sri Lanka in the series by 2-1.

Chahar's batting abilities were revealed in the second ODI as he emerged a hero for the visitors when they were tattering at one stage. Chahar displayed dogged resistance and scored an unbeaten whirlwind 69 as India cruised to a two-wicket victory.

In January 2022, Chahar scored his second half-century in the third and final ODI against South Africa although India lost the match by four runs in the end. Chahar picked up 2 for 41 from 8 overs in the third ODI versus the West Indies.

In August 2022, Chahar returned to international cricket after an injury-hit break of six months. He registered his best ODI figures of 3/27 in the first game against Zimbabwe in Harare. He picked a couple more in the last ODI as India wrapped the series with a 3-0 whitewash.

T20I Career

In May 2018, Chahar was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against England. In his debut match against England he dismissed Jason Roy. Deepak was subsequently selected for the three-match T20I series against Bangaldesh where heplayed a prominent role in winning the series against Bangladesh in the final match. He took the best bowling figures in T20Is, with six wickets for seven runs from 3.2 overs.

His world-record effort included a hat-trick and came with a wet old ball in dewy conditions.

After his massive success against Bangladesh, Chahar continued in India's playing XI in all three T20Is against West Indies. He got three dismissals in the series at an average of 37.

Chahar played three more T20I matches against Australia in November but returned with a single wicket of Moises Henriques. The pacer played just one game against Sri Lanka before eight players were isolated after they were detected as close contacts of all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who tested positive for Covid-19.

Chahar tore a quadricep muscle during India's T20Is against the West Indies in February 2022. He returned to action in the shortest format during Asia Cup 2022 in UAE, but played only one match against Afghanistan.

In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah for the South Africa series, Chahar paired with Arshdeep Singh for the new-ball duties. The pair ran through South Africa's batting order and reduced them at 9 for 5 in early overs. Chahar picked the wickets of Temba Bavuma and Tristan Stubbs to finish his spell with 2/24.

Chahar was named in India's squad as a reserved player for the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. He suffered a back injury and was ruled out of the showpiece event.


Chahar married his fiancee Jaya Bharadwaj on June 2, 2022. It was eight months after the cricketer proposed to her inside the Dubai stadium at the end of an IPL match between CSK and PBKS. .

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