Jaipur: Debutant fast bowler Deepak Chahar’s sensational eight-wicket haul has left his coach Navendu Tyagi spell-bound and he hoped the young pacer would go a long way in his career.
The 18-year-old took eight wickets giving away just 10 runs to make a sensational debut as Rajasthan skittled out Hyderabad for just 21 runs, a record in India’s first-class cricket history.
On could nine after achieving the feat, Chahar said he never dreamt of such a debut.
“I never dreamt of such a debut. I was sure that the morning conditions would help us. I bowled in right areas and swung the ball both ways,” Chahar told PTI.
“The credit also goes to Pankaj Singh. He bowled really well from the other end and it helped us to create pressure,” he added.
Dedicating the performance to his father, Chahar said, “I owe it to my father. He has always encouraged me and also my coaches, who stood by me always,” he said.
On his ward’s ambition to make it big, Tyagi said he is very happy at Chahar’s performance and hoped the talented pacer would go a long way.
“He is a fitness freak. He works very hard. He is a strong boy and the way he has arrived on the scene, I am sure he will go a long way,” said Tyagi, a specialist in fast bowling at Zila Cricket Academy.