India pacer Deepak Chahar, who starred with the bat within the second ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka right here, says he has learnt the artwork of chasing from the good Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Chahar scripted India’s come from behind win on Tuesday with an unbeaten 69 at quantity eight.
“(Dhoni) he has had a really massive influence on me. Not simply CSK, whereas rising up, we now have all seen how he (takes the match shut). Each time we converse, he tells me that it’s in your fingers to take the sport until the tip and if you are able to do that, then you definately get some overs and that makes the match thrilling.
“So, that was the entire concept… to take the match until the final over,” Chahar mentioned at a digital press convention on the eve of the third ODI.
Chahar has performed below Dhoni at Chennai Tremendous Kings. And he pulled a heist within the second ODI as he led India to a surprising three wicket win chasing a stiff goal of 276 on the R Premdasa Stadium.
In keeping with Chahar, he was at the moment not trying on the T20 World Cup however harassed that he was joyful that he may show himself with the bat when he bought a chance.
“The (T20) World Cup continues to be far forward. My goal at all times is that each time I get a chance with the bat or ball, is to show myself. Choice shouldn’t be in my fingers nor in any participant’s fingers, to carry out is in our fingers.
“I used to be lucky sufficient that I bought a chance that I may show in batting. As a result of for a very long time, I used to be looking for a chance, from final two years my batting hasn’t come, or after I batted, I performed one or two balls.
“This was a superb alternative for me to show myself in batting and I’m joyful that I may convert it,? mentioned the 28-year-old right-arm pacer, who bought a congratulatory message from skipper Virat Kohli, who’s main the Check facet in England.
He additionally mentioned that coach Rahul Dravid has confidence in him because of the knocks that he has performed for India A.
“With Rahul Sir, that is my first tour as India participant, however I’ve executed many India A excursions with him. And there three or 4 instances, batting got here in comparable state of affairs, the place the batters bought out, and I performed good knocks there, so Rahul Sir has that confidence in me.
“And that helps and when the coach backs you and has confidence, so while you go to bat, behind the thoughts it’s there, that you’ve got assist and that makes an enormous distinction,? elaborated the Rajasthan speedster.
Whereas he maintained that he has labored on his batting, Chahar mentioned that it doesn’t matter to him whether or not individuals think about him as an all-rounder or not.
“I’ve at all times been engaged on my batting. My father is my coach and once we converse, the utmost time we converse is about batting in our dialog. And I don’t care whether or not individuals think about me an all-rounder or not,” he mentioned.
The pacer additionally mentioned that he has been engaged on his bowling variations.
“I’ve been bowling the knuckle-ball for a very long time and variation is essential and we work on it every day. Once we play with the white-ball, we focus extra on variations — be it yorker or slower balls,” he signed off.