IPL 2024: ‘I get confused where to see’- Deepak Chahar on being asked if he looks towards Dhoni or Ruturaj for instructions

Ruturaj Gaikwad took over as CSK captain after MS Dhoni stepped down ahead of IPL 2024.

Ruturaj Gaikwad took over as CSK captain after MS Dhoni stepped down ahead of IPL 2024 | IPLChennai Super Kings (CSK) pacer Deepak Chahar smartly dodged a tricky question on which player he looks to for instructions now that Ruturaj Gaikwad has taken over CSK captaincy from MS Dhoni. Chahar was one of the best bowlers for CSK in their 63-run win over GT in IPL 2024.

Defending 206 runs, CSK restricted GT to 143/8 runs with Sai Sudharsan (37) top-scoring for his team. On the other hand, Chahar (2/28), Mustafizur Rahman (2/30), and Tushar Deshpande (2/21) were the best bowlers for CSK, as they won by 63 runs.

After the convincing win, Chahar spoke to former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Jio Cinema, discussing various aspects of the CSK vs GT encounter at Chepauk on Tuesday evening.

The legendary India opener asked Chahar about the impact of the change in leadership in the CSK camp as MS Dhoni relinquished his post a day before the beginning of the IPL 2024, handing the responsibility to Ruturaj Gaikwad.

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Gavaskar asked Chahar if he was chatting with Gaikwad instead of Dhoni these days while bowling.

Chahar smartly dodged the question and said: “I got to look at Mahi (MSD) bhai and at Ruturaj – both of them these days (for instructions). I get confused about where to see, Mahi bhai or Ruturaj. But, Ruturaj is leading well.”

Giving insights on his bowling spell, the right-arm quick said is used to bowling three over in the Powerplay itself. He also added that the new rule of two bouncers per over doesn’t let the batter anticipate the bowler’s move.

Since the time I have been playing, I have been bowling 3 overs in the powerplay, used to it, just trying to bowl as well as possible with the new rules around. Earlier, if you bowled a bouncer in the first 2-3 balls, batters were always ready for a full-length ball, but this new rule with two bouncers allowed in an over, it helps all the pacers. There’s bounce always, but there’s not much dew around at the moment. The ball grips and bounces in such conditions,” Chahar told Gavaskar.

(JioCinema/IPL inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 27 Mar, 2024

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