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Want to be the new ball bowler who can bat too: Chahar

by Sahir Usman Oct 10, 2018 • 21:06 PM

Chennai, Oct 10 - Aiming to cement his place in the national team in white ball cricket -- a Herculean task by his own admission - young India pacer Deepak Chahar wants to be counted as a new-ball bowler who is also handy with the bat.

"I can bat too. I was drafted in as a replacement for Hardik Pandya in the Asia Cup.

"So I want to prove myself as a batsman also. I want to be the all-rounder in the side who can bowl with the new ball. I want to train myself in such a manner that if selectors want a new ball bowler, they pick me, and also if they want an all-rounder they pick me," Chahar told IANS on the sidelines of a Vijay Hazare Trophy match here.

Rajasthan are in Elite Group C of the 50-over domestic meet.

Chahar said he would look to make the most of the batting opportunities in the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year to further establish himself.

"I got runs in one of the IPL matches. Mahi bhai (as Chennai Super Kings skipper M.S. Dhoni is fondly called) sent me up the order. This year, I hope to get more opportunities with the bat to prove myself. The team gets balance when a fast bowler bats well too.

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