Hardik Pandya pens down emotional message for his father
17 Jan 2021
Chennai Super Kings Deepak Chahar rattled Punjab Kings top-order during the IPL 2021 match in Mumbai on Friday. Chahar returned with figures of 4/13 in his 4 overs which included the dismissals of Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran.
While Chahar was brilliant with the ball, Ravindra Jadeja once again showed his class in the field first with a direct hit to send KL Rahul packing and then a diving catch to wrap up Gayle’s innings off Chahar in the covers.
Chahar lavished praise on Jadeja for his fielding efforts and explained how important he is to the unit. “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. I am always the one who starts the tone for the match,” Chahar said.
Talking about his own role, Chahar insisted that he generally begin the proceedings and if he fetches a wicket early or bowls a maiden over, it sets the tone for the side further.
“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 since the last four years and Mahi bhai has shown faith in me. Hopefully I can deliver in some more matches. As a bowler my plan is to bowl dots if I don't take wickets. The bowlers from the other end will also be able to take wickets," said the bowler.
CSK had a disappointing start to the tournament but made a fine comeback in the clash against the KL Rahul-led side to win the match by 6 wickets. CSK first restricted Punjab to 106/8 in 20 overs and then chased down the target in the 16th over.
CSK will face Rajasthan Royals on Monday in Mumbai.