Deepak Chahar has become the heartthrob of the nation after his epic unbeaten 69 in the second ODI against Sri Lanka. That the 28-year-old can bat too apart from being a swing bowler has what made fans, experts, and critics happy. Known as a genuine swing bowler in the Indian team, Chahar is also good at playing guitar.
Well, this fact of the right-arm bowler was not known to a lot of people till Yuzvendra Chahal brought it to the fore in his famous post-match show Chahal TV. Although the leg-spinner said Chahar keeps playing the same song on guitar and bores people, the 28-year-old made a fascinating revelation to Chahal that his childhood dream was to play the guitar.
What happens when #TeamIndia's swing kings @BhuviOfficial & @deepak_chahar9 are Chahal TV's special guests? 🤔@yuzi_chahal tickles their funny bone & it's laughter galore in Colombo 😎😎 – by @28anand & @ameyatilak
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 26, 2021
“Thanks to an injury, I started playing the guitar. When I had my back injury, I was on bed rest. There was nothing to do, so I thought let me learn guitar, something I wanted to do since childhood,” revealed Deepak Chahar.
When the 28-year-old was further quizzed as to whether he learned the musical instrument on anyone’s request, Chahar was quick to respond and denied with a big no. “No, not really. I thought of learning something else in life apart from cricket. The only thing I have known all my life is to play cricket, so I thought, ‘let’s add something else.’”
Chahar is predominately used by Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni in the powerplay. His ability to swing the ball both ways and trouble the batters with his accurate line and length has what made him a powerplay specialist. But the right-arm bowler believes it is easier to bowl after the first six overs. He concluded by saying that there are more fielders available outside after the powerplay and that makes the task easier for the bowlers.