Team India defeated Zimbabwe by ten wickets in the first ODI match played in Harare on Thursday (August 18). Player of the match Deepak Chahar played an important role in the victory of the Indian team. Deepak, who was making a comeback after the injury, broke the back of the Zimbabwe team by taking three wickets. Now the Indian team will try to capture the series by winning the second match on Saturday.
Fan gave this statement about Chahar
After putting a brilliant spell in the first match, Deepak Chahar posed for pictures with the Indian fans as well as the host audience. During this, a female fan of Zimbabwe appeared very happy with this behavior of the Indian star. The female fan said, ‘Looks great. To be honest, Deepak Chahar is very humble. It was great on his part that he allowed me to touch, which is unusual because people aren’t always comfortable. But he is very friendly.
We have missed the fans: Chahar
Deepak Chahar said in the first post-match press conference, ‘It feels great to interact with the fans. We really missed the fans during the time of Kovid-19 as there was no one to cheer us on. You need support from the crowd to put that extra effort, especially in the longest formats like ODIs and Tests. When you have fans, you play for them.
Chahar had come to play the match after a long time
Deepak Chahar had come to play a match after a long gap of six months. In February this year, Deepak Chahar suffered a leg injury during the third T20I against West Indies. Then he went off the field without completing his spell. After a leg injury, Deepak was in rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.
Then during rehab, Deepak Chahar suffered a back injury, due to which he was ruled out of the recent tours of India including the IPL. Significantly, Deepak Chahar was bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) during the mega auction of IPL 2022 for a whopping price of Rs 14 crore. Deepak Chahar’s team also could not do anything special in IPL 2022 and could win only four matches.