Monday, November 1, 2010

Deepak Chahar

Posted by Soulberry
The clips one saw of Deepak Lokendersingh Chahar were at a diffrent frames per second than the regular 30fps, so it looked like an old Films Division documentary - jerky. Hence it was difficult to make out at what pace he was bowling.

Going by comparison with Pankaj Singh's clips, it appears Chahar was at the same pace or sometimes lesser.

For a moment let us forget issues of Hyderabad's talent and ability - they certainly have enough of it worth more than 21 runs collectively - and let us ignore the possibility of the violent Telangana separatist movement triggered off in Andhra by motivated politicians being reflected in team morale (when you are playing for a team, you bloody well play for it), and focus only n the great display of swing bowling by Chahar.

The 18 year old is tall and broad shouldered - like Pankaj Singh is. Has a comfortable run up and an easy action. Chahar's pace, as pointed out earlier, was difficult to judge, but was matching Singh's. Also, like Singh, he too uprooted the stumps and sent them on a stroll couple of occasions.

What was striking was his ability to move the ball both the air...and not just off the pitch. The ball was wobbling today at Jaipur and dancing to Chahar's tune. Contrastingly, Pankaj Singh's deliveries did not have as much swing in the air.

The lad's wrist position was perfect and behind the ball's seam - straight.

Conclusion - If we have a bowler, who can swing the ball in the air both ways in early Indian winter...that too in Jaipur (Jaipur is cold in the first session till the sun's up at this time of the year) if he were bowling in overcast England at the start of their season, then pick him up for close monitoring, nurturing and development. This lad now needs to show us hunger for the long haul.

He has been prolific in age group cricket and has only now just begun FC and List A.

Rest of the proceedings and scorecard from Cricinfo


natbas said...

Hope Chahar goes forward from here- brilliant stats.

Great to see Ranji Trophy get some traction. Thank you.

Freehit said...

Without even watching the innings,I can definitely say it was a exceptional performance.8 wickets in less than 8 overs is not a joke.
But,still it was just his first match and we must check out his performances over at least 1 whole season over a number of pitches and only then can we judge him.
Lets not hype it up right away.

Soulberry said...

Hello Bhaskar,

Glad you stopped by.

It isn't practical to cover the entire Ranji season single-handedly. I'll ry and record whatever I am able to watch.

Thanks again for your presence.

Soulberry said...

The only problem Mayank, is there have been too many names which have come and gone in recent past.

Salvi, Pathan VRV, Munaf..just a few names.

A least two years should reveal more of him.

Sachi said...

What do you think about Basanth Mohanty from Orissa. He too has a pretty good average.
69 wickets in 30 innings with average of 21.88 with best of 7/27

N.Balajhi said...

It's a pretty impressive start SB. But pace is something Chahar should work on. Cricinfo refers to him as a medium pacer and that means around 130 at max.

I am just wondering how Hyderabad must be feeling. Do they know what hit them? Their name is going stand some decades at the top of lowest totals stat. Once a South zone power house, now relegated to plate group and is staring at worst ever defeat at the start of this season. Now that's some achievement for Shivlal Yadav and his cronies. Is any one responsible and accountable there at HCA? I take nothing away from Chahar but HCA is solely responsible for where Hyderabad is today.

N.Balajhi said...

Hyderabad is a test case for the role of cricket administration in a team's fortune.

N.Balajhi said...

"His pace is his strength. When he came for the first time, he was rather quick for his age group. He can swing the ball as well. As of now he can bowl at 130 km per hour but he is just 18. Give him some time and in a couple of years, he should be able to add to his pace. I definitely see him as a bright prospect for India," he said

Those are the words of Navendu Tyagi, the coach of Deepak Chahar. Promising. Good luck youngman.

Read more: Watch out for Rajasthan pace sensation Deepak, says coach - The Times of India

N.Balajhi said...

Just saw the clips. Wow what a swing? If he can swing like this, in all conditions, then forget about his pace, which is certainly is a medium pace. But what swing? Amazing. He is a good prospect SB. Hope selectors show no urgency and see him play at least one full season.

N.Balajhi said...

Link to the video


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