MS Dhoni's belief has made me a better player, reveals Deepak Chahar

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MS Dhoni's belief has made me a better player, reveals Deepak Chahar

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Playing under MS Dhoni's captaincy for CSK during the IPL, Deepak Chahar has stated that the skipper had duly motivated him and turned him into a better player with his belief in him. Even after two weeks of IPL finals, Chahar said that the win is being celebrated by the people of his city.

Deepak Chahar was ecstatic to hold the trophy of IPL and was glad to be a part of the team that won the IPL trophy this year. Before heading to Bengaluru for the fitness camp for India A squad, he decided to take a break to visit his family in Agra. In an interaction with TOI, he has shared information regarding his career, MS Dhoni's role as a captain and his father's influence in his life.

“Years of hard work and struggle paid off this year. I did well in Ranji and other domestic tournaments and therefore, got selected to play in IPL in 2011. I wasn’t able to perform well in the tournament then, thanks to my injuries. Last year, I got selected to play for Rising Pune Supergiant, but never got a chance to play on the field. So this year, when I got selected for Chennai Super Kings, I made sure to utilise this opportunity. MS Dhoni’s belief in me gave me the confidence to perform well. I am happy that years of hard work and struggle finally paid off. It was a wonderful feeling to lift the trophy,” Chahar told TOI.

Deepak had bowled brilliantly for the CSK team and due to a hamstring injury he had to pull out for a few matches, but he gave a striking performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He made a name for himself this IPL season and states that the people of Agra are treating him as a celebrity. He has also acknowledged Dhoni's role as a captain and motivator.

“Dhoni doesn’t let the younger cricketers feel that he is a Senior. It is a lot of fun inside the dressing room where senior and junior players laugh together. Dhoni sir especially takes care of youngsters and always sits with us when senior players are sitting on the other table. He cracks jokes, makes fun of you and ensures that your morale is never low. He believes in young cricketers and this gives them the confidence to do better,” Chahar has mentioned.

Deepak has stated that his father, Lokendra Chahar has always played a crucial role in his life and is a highly inspiring figure. He looks up to him and he is a person who has always stood up for him.

“My father has been the biggest support in my life. Whatever I am today, it is all because of my father. He is my biggest support, he has always stood by my side. He’s the one who introduced Rahul and I to the game and since then he has been working hard for us,” he said.

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