The clash between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai was truly owned by the right-arm pacer Deepak Chahar. Chahar gave a glimpse of his exceptional bowling skills as he ran through Punjab’s batting line-up to pick as many as four batters including the likes of Mayank Agrawal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, and Nicholas Pooran.
Apart from Chahar, another player who played a crucial role in CSK’s six-wicket victory against Punjab was the spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. He won hearts with his agility and sharpness on the field as he completed one catch and initiated a run-out of KL Rahul.
On the fifth ball of the second over, Jadeja was standing at the short cover when Chris Gayle invited Rahul for a single after directing the ball towards the fielder. The all-rounder quickly collected the ball and aimed it towards the wicketkeeper’s end to dismiss the opposition skipper.
This was followed by Jadeja taking a crucial catch of Chris Gayle on the delivery by Deepak Chahar in the fifth over by diving towards his right. Impressed with Jadeja’s fielding skills, Chahar reckoned that Jaddu is the best in the world and has taken many catches on the field. He jokingly added that he wants eleven Ravindra Jadeja on the field as the fielders.
If I take a wicket or bowl a maiden over then obviously we can take the momentum
“First over, when the catch went to Ruturaj, it was a quick one, only Jaddu could’ve taken that so I was like he should’ve been there. He’s one of the best in the world, has taken so many catches off my bowling. I want 11 Jaddus on the field,” Chahar said while receiving the Man of the Match award.
Further in the interaction, the 28-year-old opined on his performance saying that he is one to bowl the first over, thus, it is his responsibility to give a good start and repay the faith shown by the management and the captain.
“I am always the one who starts the tone for the match. If I take a wicket or bowl a maiden over then obviously we can take the momentum. It’s a big responsibility I’ve been having for the last four years and Mahi bhai has shown faith in me. Hopefully, I can deliver in some more matches,” the speedster concluded.