Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) pacer Deepak Chahar wants CSK to lift a fifth title as they prep for a 10th IPL final this Sunday. To motivate his teammates, CSK’s new ball bowler has been using the prize money for the ongoing IPL seasons as a factor.
“I tell Pathirana, we’ll get __ crore rupees in Sri Lankan currency if we win. To Conway, I converted it in New Zealand dollars (3.8 million),” Chahar told on JioCinema post-Chennai’s 15-run win against Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 in Chennai on Tuesday.
Chahar would star with the ball, nabbing two wickets that included the all-important dismissal of in-form Shubman Gill, to inspire CSK’s defence of 173 after being put in to bat first.
The pacer would also sprint from mid-off to grab the catch off Mohammed Shami and seal the game. However, it seemed as though the 30-year-old, who had picked up a hamstring injury earlier this season, had pulled up a hammy again.
“Everything okay, one more game to go,” he’d clarify post-match.
Chahar has been in lethal form with the ball since his comeback and has registered eight wickets in his last three outings for the franchise.
With Gujarat, Lucknow and Mumbai having the chance to accompany CSK in the final in Ahmedabad later this week, Chahar does have a team he looks forward to facing more than the other two in the summit clash.
“I’d like Mumbai Indians to play in the final. We have a history with them,” he’d say in a post-match chat. His former Chennai teammate turned commentator, Suresh Raina would mention, “CSK have lost a lot of finals from Mumbai” to which Chahar responded replied with a laugh, “Wahi toh badalna hai.” (Indian Express)