After 8 wickets for 10 runs, dream debut continues

Updated: 02 November 2010 13:49 IST

India's latest cricket sensation, 18-year old Deepak Chahar of Rajasthan, continued his magical debut in the Ranji Trophy today.

After 8 wickets for 10 runs, dream debut continues

Jaipur:

India's latest cricket sensation, 18-year old Deepak Chahar of Rajasthan, continued his magical debut in the Ranji Trophy today. The Boy Wonder took another three wickets on Tuesday that pushed Hyderabad virtually into the jaws of an innings defeat in the Ranji clash in Jaipur.

And his 2nd innings spell showed that his first innings super success was no fluke.

On Monday, Deepak had created Ranji history by taking 8 wickets for just 10 runs, as Hyderabad crashed to 21 all out, the lowest ever total in Ranji Trophy.
 
Deepak Chahar's dream debut continued on Tuesday, as he got rid of Hyderabad Captain Ravi Teja on his first ball in the second innings. In a hostile spell of 11 overs, Deepak picked up 3 wickets and showed no sign of nerves or pressure about his fantastic first innings spell of 8 wickets for just 10 runs, that has turned him into a national hero.
 
"I didn't feel any great pressure. I just felt positive and more confident because of the wickets I had taken in the first innings. All of India has supported me after that performance and that motivated me even more," Chahar said.
 
In fact all eyes were focused on Deepak on Tuesday. But that did no harm to the line and length of the Wonder Boy who regards Waqar Younis as his role model. And after the way he kept his bowling rhythm, despite the rising expectations, experts say the teen sensation could soon do duty for Team India.
 
"His second innings performance has shown his extraordinary mental ability. His positivity, his body language all reflects that whenever he picks up a ball, he expects to take a wicket. He knows he can take wickets and that confidence showed in his performance," Amit Aswa, Coach of Rajasthan Ranji team, said.
 
Earlier, Deepak scored a vital 23 with the bat and his coaches say he has all the ability to become a skillful all-rounder.
 
Handling pressure is considered a crucial sign of a fine cricketer. And the manner in which Chahar lived up to the burden of expectations here on Tuesday is a clear sign that this talented player from Rajasthan could soon be destined for big things in the cricketing world.

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