Twitter reactions to incredible 69* by Deepak Chahar | Twitter reactions to 69* by Deepak Chahar to lead India to thrilling 3 wicket win vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s long, long wait for a bilateral ODI series win against India will continue thanks mainly to one man.
After Sri Lanka posted a competitive 275/9, Deepak Chahar left the field thinking he wouldn’t be needed with the bat such was India’s dominance in the first ODI. However, not only was he required to bat, but he had to pull India out of a pretty deep hole thanks to some fine cricket by the Sri Lankans. Chahar went on to produce a memorable innings batting down at eight to see India home by three wickets, after plunging to the depths of 193/7.
Never before had Chahar scored an international fifty. Never before has an Indian number eight scored as many as 69* in a successful ODI chase. And, arguably, never before have India been so confident about the pace bowling all-rounders coming in down the order, with Chahar and the likes of Shardul Thakur in their ranks.
Sri Lanka were left devastated. Charith Asalanka said that the team and coaches were emotional after the defeat. They put in so much effort into the game, and coach Mickey Arthur was riding the wave the whole way, only to crash at the end.
It was testament, again, to India’s superb depth. Here are some of the Twitter reactions to Deepak Chahar’s remarkable innings.