Chennai Super Kings continued their brilliant run in IPL 2023 as they defeated Delhi Capitals by 27 runs on Wednesday, May 10, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Deepak Chahar excelled with the ball, as he picked up 2/28 in his three-over spell and helped CSK restrict DC to 140/8 in the second innings in reply to CSK’s score of 167/8.
Chahar was recently asked to choose between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as his favorite bowler at a recent function. The star seamer answered the tough question and said that since he’s picked Rohit’s wicket several times, Kohli is his favourite wicket.
“I have got Rohit Bhai many times. So, Virat Kohli,” said Chahar.
During the game against DC, the right-arm seamer got his team off to a great start as he picked the prized scalp of David Warner in the first over itself dismissing him for a duck. Later, in the third over of the innings, he returned and removed the dangerous Philip Salt to deal DC its second strike during the powerplay.
Chahar is not yet 100 percent healthy despite his return to the field.
Following the early strikes, DC was always in a losing position and struggled against CSK’s superior bowling. Chahar recently made a return to IPL 2023 during Chennai’s fixture against Lucknow Super Giants. The 30-year-old injured his hamstring while bowling during his side’s third game vs Mumbai Indians and got off the field after bowling just one over.
The Uttar Pradesh-born seamer, recently, revealed that he’s still not 100 per cent fit but is still attempting to contribute to his team. Chahar has taken four wickets at an average of 45.25 and a strike rate of 9.52 in the six games he has played thus far in the competition.