Rahul Dravid’s perception in my batting pushed me to carry out: Deepak Chahar after India beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

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India pacer Deepak Chahar, who was an sudden hero with the bat within the second ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka, on Tuesday mentioned coach Rahul Dravid’s perception in his batting impressed him to supply a match-winning knock for his staff. Chahar got here forward of the extra achieved Bhuvneshwar Kumar within the batting order after India misplaced their six wickets for 160 runs whereas chasing 276. Ultimately, they each solid an unbeaten 84-run stand to script a three-wicket win for India.

“No higher solution to win the match for the nation. Rahul sir informed me to play all of the balls. I’ve performed just a few innings with India A (when Dravid was coach) and I feel he has perception in me.

“He informed me he thinks I’m ok to be a No. 7 (however he batted at 8). He has perception in me. Hopefully within the coming matches I don’t need to bat. After we got here below 50 that’s once I believed we are able to win. Earlier than that it was ball by ball. I took some dangers after,” mentioned Chahar on the submit match presentation.

Previous to this sport, his highest scored in worldwide cricket was 12.

“It was sizzling on the market, we did properly there. Acquired two wickets. We managed to cease them at 270 (275 really). It was an honest rating on this wicket.

“Just one factor that was happening in my thoughts: that is the sort of innings I’ve been dreaming of. No higher solution to win the match for the nation,” he mentioned speaking about his mindset within the center.

India had romped to victory within the first ODI but it surely took much more effort on Tuesday.

Tail-ender Deepak Chahar introduced India again from the useless with a steely 69 off 82 balls and script the visiting staff’s series-sealing victory within the second ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka right here on Tuesday.

Chasing 276, India had been down and out at 193 for seven earlier than Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19 not out off 28) solid an unbeaten 84-run stand to seal a memorable win for the guests who prolonged their document of not shedding an ODI on Sri Lanka soil since 2012.

A struggling Sri Lankan outfit badly wanted a morale-boosting win however has solely itself guilty for not ending the job from a commanding place.

Chahar, whose highest rating earlier than this sport was 12, confirmed exceptional resolve and composure below stress to take his staff over the road with 5 balls to spare. He fittingly hit the profitable boundary.

It was India’s ninth consecutive bilateral collection win over Sri Lanka. The third ODI might be performed on Friday.

It was anticipated to be one other snug chase for India after Sri Lanka put an improved batting effort to submit 275 for 9.

Nonetheless, questionable shot choice from the vast majority of the Indian batsmen gave their struggling opponents hope.

Barring Chahar and Suryakumar Yadav (53), the Indian batsmen faltered. Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga troubled the Indians together with his variations and ended up being the stand out bowler for his staff.

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