IPL 2021: Wankhede stadium is my favourite ground, says CSK's Chahar

The speedster spoke about meeting high expectations, using the conditions on offer after helping CSK beat PBKS on Friday.

Chahar (centre) took a four-wicket haul in Friday's match against PBKS-Sportzpics/IPL

Deepak Chahar is deadly when he gets help from conditions but even more menacing when someone tries to deflate his confidence like a random troll did after an indifferent first IPL game.

Cricketers often say that they are not bothered by criticism on social media, but on the contrary Chahar cited an instance where a random fan wrote on his social media page that CSK should "drop him" from the next game.

"Expectations are high here and you have to perform in every game. so this is for that man, who made the comment, if I would not have played, this performance might have not come," Chahar told IPL's official website.

 

Made full use of conditions on offer

Chahar, on his part, admitted that the help off the pitch was advantageous for him.

"Looking at today's wicket and today's performance, I must say that Wankhede is my favourite ground because you get help in the starting (from the pitch)," the Rajasthan pacer said.

"But it was not the case in the previous game that we played (against Delhi Capitals) was a high-scoring one, that time there was no swing or seam. Yes, there was help today from the wicket and so this is one of the favourite grounds," he added.

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After an indifferent last season, Chahar is satisfied as he looked in fine rhythm with Dhoni bowling him out within the first 10 overs.

"It was a good feeling. It (the spell) came at an important time as we needed to win this game.

"It was thus necessary to provide a good start and this was an important match for us and I am very happy that I could contribute to the team's win," Chahar said.

Praise from coach

Chahar's best IPL performance 4-1-13-4 also included 18 dot balls and also earned rich praise from national head coach Ravi Shastri.

 

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