India have registered a comfortable win over Bangladesh by 30 runs in the third and final T20I cricket on the back of all-round performances. Speedster Deepak Chahar bowled a stunning spell to help India to a series win in Nagpur on Sunday. The right-arm fast bowler, however, has registered the best-ever bowling figures (6 for 7) in men’s Twenty20 Internationals (T20I), surpassing Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis who took six wickets for eight.
With this hat-trick, Deepak Chahar also became only the second Indian after Ekta Bisht, India women’s Cricketer to take a hat-trick in the shortest format of the game, and the 12th bowler overall to take a T20I hat-trick in men’s cricket as well.
However, after the game, the BCCI posted a video of Deepak Chahar where he was seen being interviewed by India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Along with Chahar, Shreyas Iyer also impressed everyone with his flawless batting. He was also there in the video on Chahal TV and the spinner hilariously trolling them.
Before yesterday’s game, it was Chahal who had held the record for the best bowling figures by an Indian male cricketer in T20I cricket. He had a bowling figure of six for 25 off his four overs in a T20I match against England in 2017. However, Chahar accomplished the record for mere 7 runs.
While introducing the speedster Deepak Chahar to the interview, Chahal said: “What do we say in bowling about this man. Aaj mera hi record tod diya, ‘bade besharam aadmi ho yaar tum’ (Today my record was broken. You are a shameless man).”
“Quite a good feeling. Even if you are sitting at home, you will not think that in a T20I match you will take six wickets, giving away 7 runs in four overs,” Chahar added. He also shared that he was trying to ball on that side where the boundary is long and also varied the pace as well.
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When he was asked how he managed the dew factor in the game, Chahar said: “Varying pace was difficult because it was a little wet but playing in Chennai, where there can be dew and you sweat a lot, I have developed a habit of drying your hands with dirt.”
Alongside Chahar, Shreyas Iyer was another highlight of the game whose brilliant 62 came off only 32 balls which included 3 fours and 5 sixes. While he was asked by Chahal what was he thinking after hitting a hat-trick of sixes, Iyer said that he was trying for six sixes.
Now, the focus will shift to the two-match Test series which is scheduled to begin on Thursday at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. After that, both the teams will play the first-ever Day-night Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.