Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria praised the monumental efforts of Deepak Chahar and has asked the batters from Pakistan to learn a thing or two from that special rearguard innings from the right-hand batter.
Danish Kaneria praises Deepak Chahar
The 28-year-old was well supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who hung in there with Chahar to chase the target of 276 in the 2nd ODI vs Sri Lanka.
Vice-captain for the SL tour Bhuvaneshwar Kumar revealed that it was coach Rahul Dravid’s decision to send Chahar to bat ahead of him in the second ODI for which he deserves credit
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, the cricketer-turned-expert spoke in the length of the innings Chahar played, walking in at number eight.
“Full credit to Deepak Chahar. Pakistan’s batsmen should learn from him. Deepak Chahar took the game till the very end. He stood at the wicket, rotated the strike smartly and picked up an odd boundary here and there. Chahar had that key partnership with Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the end. Although Kumar only scored 19, it was as good as a 50 on the day,” Kaneria said on his Youtube channel.
“Thanks to Chahar and Kumar, India won the series and now we could see some changes in the final ODI. But today (Tuesday) was Chahar’s day. He first claimed two wickets and then batted very sensibly. He did not play any unnecessary shots and applied MS Dhoni’s philosophy of taking the game till the end if wickets fall. It was an outstanding performance by India,” Kaneria continued.
India will look to continue their winning streak when they take on Sri Lanka in the third ODI on Friday. The visitors could make some changes to their line-up after sealing the series on Tuesday. Players like Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson or Chetan Sakariya could get a look-in.