Deepak Chahar burst in to the scene in 2010 in his debut match with figures of eight for 10 in a Ranji Trophy fixture that saw Rajasthan bundle out Hyderabad for 21 – the lowest Ranji total ever.
Deepak Chahar burst in to the scene in 2010 in his debut match with figures of eight for 10 in a Ranji Trophy fixture that saw Rajasthan bundle out Hyderabad for 21 – the lowest Ranji total ever.

Deepak Chahar, who was called up as a replacement for Shardul Thakur in the ongoing 2018 Asia Cup will be making his debut in their last Super Four match against Afghanistan at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on Tuesday.

He becomes the 223rd Indian player to play ODIs for India after Khaleel Ahmed was handed a debut in the first match of the Asia Cup against Hong Kong.

Chahar, 26, was the leading wicket-taker for India A tour their tour of England picking 16 wickets. He displayed some good swing bowling with the new ball in the Indian Premier League (IPL) playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

He had ended with an impressive economy rate of 7.28. He has picked up 40 wickets in his 37 T20 matches so far and has 34 List A wickets in 19 matches.

Chahar burst in to the scene in 2010 in his debut match with figures of eight for 10 in a Ranji Trophy fixture that saw Rajasthan bundle out Hyderabad for 21 – the lowest Ranji total ever.

The feat became even more remarkable when it was known that the fast bowler was rejected by Greg Chappell when the Australian was heading the Rajasthan Cricket Association academy in 2008.

Eight years down the line, Chahar failed to live up to his initial hype, majorly because of a spate of injuries, but has found his mojo with credible performances at the domestic level and the Indian Premier League leading to international appearances for India.