Rajasthan leg-spinner became the 81st T20I player for <a href="http://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> when he was handed his cap in the third and the final T20I against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/West-Indies/">West Indies</a> at Providence Stadium, Guyana on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>With the series already sealed, India made three changes to to their playing XI with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ravindra-Jadeja/news/">Ravindra Jadeja</a> rested for Chahar, while his cousin <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Deepak-Chahar/news/">Deepak Chahar</a> also got a game in place of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Khaleel-Ahmed/news/">Khaleel Ahmed</a>. The tour of West Indies was Rahul's first India call-up. <p></p> <p></p>After having an impressive season 13 wickets in as many games at an average of 23.69 and economy rate of 6.55 with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Mumbai-Indians">Mumbai Indians</a> (MI) in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/IPL-2019">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) 2019, Rahul had earned his maiden India call-up after he was picked in the 15-man squad for the three-match T20I series against West Indies. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-west-indies-2019-201146/live-scores/india-vs-west-indies-3rd-t20i-match-191060-summary.html"><strong>LIVE SCORE: INDIA vs WEST INDIES, 3rd T20I</strong></a><strong> | <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-west-indies-2019-201146/schedule/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SERIES SCHEDULE PAGE</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The 19-year-old leg-spinner played ahead of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Mayank-Markande">Mayank Markande</a> as MI became the first team to win four IPL titles. While Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga were pillars of MI s win over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Chennai-Super-Kings">Chennai Super Kings</a> in the final, Chahar kept the things tight and returned with the figures of 1/14 in the summit clash. <p></p> <p></p><strong>TOSS: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-west-indies-3rd-t20i-rahul-chahar-debuts-as-india-opt-to-bowl-vs-west-indies-876751">Rahul Chahar debuts as India opt to bowl vs West Indies</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Such was his showing that the legendary Sachin Tendulkar praised him after the IPL 2019 final, saying, Rahul Chahar stands out. I shared my opinion (with Mahela) before he played his first game and I thought he was fabulous. Sixth to the 15th over, he bowled with a slip there and that was some real quality bowling in a crucial match. <p></p> <p></p>Following IPL, in May this year, during the two-match series against Sri Lanka A in May, Rahul scalped 14 wickets and played a pivotal role in India A s series win. <p></p> <p></p>He then picked two wickets each in the first and second unofficial ODIs of the five-match series against West Indies A. <p></p> <p></p>The Rajasthan cricketer enjoys an impressive First Class record, with 63 wickets across 14 matches and 27 innings at an average of 26.44. In List A cricket, Rahul has 42 wickets in 24 matches, with the best figures of 5/29. In 26 T20s, the youngster has 27 wickets against his name.