The camaraderie between India cricketer Deepak Chahar and MS Dhoni is a well-known and cherished aspect within the cricketing fraternity. A vital part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Indian Premier League (IPL), Chahar operates under the astute leadership of the legendary skipper. In a recent revelation, the right-arm medium pacer shed light on the depth of his relationship with the former Indian captain, offering cricket enthusiasts a glimpse into the bond that extends beyond the cricket field.
Chahar’s association with Dhoni in the CSK setup has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in his growth as a player, and his openness about their connection adds a layer of insight into the dynamics of mentorship and camaraderie in the world of cricket.
Deepak Chahar on his bond with MS Dhoni
Chahar expressed that it took him 2-3 years to build a comfortable rapport with Dhoni. The juggernaut mentioned that he sees the CSK skipper as an elder brother, and their relationship is like that of brothers. They share a lot of fun moments, and during the lock down, they played a lot of PUBG and spent considerable time together off the field. He further underscored that he considers himself fortunate to have learned a lot from Dhoni.
“It took me 2-3 years to get comfortable around him (Dhoni). I see him as an elder brother and I think he treats me as a younger brother. We have our fun moments. During lockdown, we played a lot of PUBG together. We played a lot of games together. We spent a lot of time together off the field. I’ve been lucky to learn so much from him,” Chahar said in an interview with PTI.
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Chahar on Dhoni’s role in shaping his career
Chahar credited Dhoni for providing him with a significant opportunity to play for India. He emphasized that Dhoni’s role was pivotal, especially in the IPL, where he got a chance to play all 14 games in 2018, ultimately contributing to his selection in the Indian team. It is worth noting that the Agra-born cricketer was instrumental in CSK’s title triumph in 2018, claiming 12 wickets in ten games.
“I would say because of him only I got a chance to play for India because before that, he gave me a really big chance to play all the 14 games in IPL. In 2018, I played all the 14 games,” the 31-year-old added.