Colombo: The Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the thrilling second ODI. Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar shared an unbeaten 84 runs for the eighth wicket and put the lost match in India’s bag. It is the result of the bravery of Chahar and Bhuvneshwar that India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Deepak Chahar changed the picture of the match
India had lost 7 wickets for 193 runs at one point in this match and needed 83 runs in 14.5 overs to win, but Deepak Chahar, batting at number 8, scored 69 runs in 82 balls. Gave and changed the picture of the match itself.
Rahul Dravid was nervous
Team India coach Rahul Dravid was nervous after seeing this exciting match between India and Sri Lanka and he sent a secret message to Deepak Chahar, who was batting at number 8. This was disclosed by Deepak Chahar himself after winning Team India.
Dravid sent a secret message to Deepak
It was at an exciting juncture and as soon as Deepak Chahar completed his half-century, Team India coach Rahul Dravid was seen running into the dugout from the dressing room. Deepak Chahar was batting quickly. In such a situation, Rahul Dravid came in the dugout and sent a secret message to Deepak Chahar at the hands of younger brother Rahul Chahar.
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Deepak Chahar reveals secret message
Revealing this secret message after the match, Deepak Chahar said, ‘Rahul sir (Rahul Dravid) told me to play every single ball. Rahul sir had full faith in me. They have always believed in me. It was a game changer for me. Let us inform that India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The third and last match of the ODI series will be played in Colombo on Friday 23 July. Sri Lanka would like to avoid white wash by winning this match.
Deepak Chahar said, ‘I played some good innings for India A and I believed in myself. I believed that I could be a game changer. Rahul sir had full faith in me. Every cricketer dreams of playing such innings for the country.
Deepak Chahar said, ‘When I came out to bat, only one thing was running in my mind that every cricketer dreams of playing such innings for his country. I batted in such conditions for the first time. We were just playing according to every ball. When 50 runs were left to win, I decided to hit fours and sixes. In the 43rd over, when I hit a six off Sandakan’s ball, I was completely in tune from there.
India snatched victory from Sri Lanka
The Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the thrilling second ODI. It is the result of the bravery of Chahar and Bhuvneshwar that India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. In the first ODI, India defeated the hosts by seven wickets. Unlike the first match, Sri Lanka was on the verge of victory at one point, but Chahar and Bhuvneshwar snatched the victory with the bat. Batting first, Sri Lanka gave India a challenging target of 276 runs, but Chahar turned the dice with Bhuvneshwar with an unbeaten 84-run partnership for the eighth wicket. India achieved the target in 49.1 overs for seven wickets.