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Published on: Jul 03, 2018
Deepak Chahar has been selected to replace an injured Jasprit Bumrah for these T20s vs England. As such, Aakash Chopra has an interesting anecdote to share regarding Chahar and former India coach Chappell.
Chopra, on his daily segment on Facebook named "AakashVani" revealed, "Chahar's story is very exciting. When he was younger, he used to practice in Rajasthan in Hanumanghar, he met Gregg Chappel - the director of the Rajasthan Cricket Academy at that time, who told him to leave cricket.
“Chappell told him to leave cricket not because he wouldn't get selected into the academy but he told him that he would never become a cricketer itself,” Chopra revealed on Facebook.
Chahar was one of the stars of Chennai Super Kings’ IPL 2018 triumph with 10 wickets in 12 games. He will now be looking to make a mark in the T20 series against England starting tomorrow.
By A Cricket Correspondent