India have registered a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second T20I on Wednesday. Later on, pace bowler Deepak Chahar shared that he found it easy to bowl in the death overs rather than the powerplay.
“I find it easy to bowl death overs because, in the powerplay, you only get two fielders outside the circle. However, after the powerplay, you get five fielders outside. Therefore, I find it easy to bowl death overs,” Deepak Chahar said during a post-match press conference.
With this win in the second T20I at PCA Stadium in Punjab’s Mohali, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series where the first T20I was abandoned due to rain. Chahar scalped two wickets while conceding 22 runs in his four-over spell. Chahar, however, shared that his playing for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) gave him confidence to do well in the international cricket as well.
“Whenever you do good in a match, you get confidence. And the confidence I got from IPL, it benefitted me,” he said.
However, he shared that he is not thinking about the T20 World Cup now as there are a lot of talented players are waiting outside. It will be tough to maintain a spot in the squad if someone fails to perform.
“It is still one year for the World Cup and I do not think far too ahead. I take every match as my last match. At this time, Indian cricket is at the top and if you want to find a spot, you will have to do very good and that too, in every match because there is a lot of competition,” he added.
Meanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 72 run to help India win against South Africa. With this knock, Kohli also surpassed Rohit Sharma to become the highest run-scorer in T20I. Chahar, however, praised Kohli’s innings, saying “He is a next-level player” and said in utter surprise that he doesn’t know how Virat Kohli manages to score so many runs with such consistency.
The third T20I between India and South Africa will take place on September 22 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.