Deepak Chahar made a sensational return to worldwide cricket as KL Rahul-led Group India thrashed Zimbabwe within the 1st One Day Worldwide (ODI) of the three-match sequence on Thursday.
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Chahar, who performed his first worldwide match in six months after a protracted harm lay-off, was the choose of the bowlers within the sequence opener between the 2 groups at Harare. Chahar-inspired Group India hammered the hosts by 10 wickets within the 1st ODI on the Harare Sports activities Membership.
He was named the participant of the match within the sport and through the post-match presentation, he was advised commentator Rohan Gavaskar had identified that he seemed “rusty.”
“I believe the phrase ‘rusty’ got here into the commentary, that may have been Rohan Gavaskar who stated that. He’ll declare it anyway. However how did you are feeling? The extra you bowled, the extra you discovered your rhythm?” presenter Alan Wilkins requested Chahar within the presentation.
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Responding to the comment, pacer Chahar chuckled and defined that he performed 4-5 video games earlier than taking part in his first match for Group India following the lengthy harm lay-off. “Earlier than coming right here, I performed some observe video games. I performed 4-5 video games. However, when you find yourself taking part in in your nation, it’s important to give your one hundred pc. I believe the physique and thoughts weren’t working collectively within the first few overs, however after that, it was fantastic,” Chahar stated.
Alongside Chahar, Indian captain KL Rahul additionally made a return to the XI for the primary time since early February; nevertheless, he did not get to bat within the sport.
India will meet the hosts within the 2nd ODI on Saturday.