Deepak Chahar is a cricketer from India. He had a remarkable start in his first-class cricket debut for Rajasthan in 2010-11, taking 8 wickets for 10 runs against Hyderabad. However, he faced difficulties due to injuries and fitness issues. Moreover, handling the old ball was a challenge for him. This made India miss out on his potential. In his six years of playing first-class cricket, he got 105 wickets in 35 games, with an average performance of 35.17. Even in the IPL, he was absent despite being in the Rajasthan Royals team. Interestingly, his older brother, Malti Chahar, is an actress in Bollywood movies. Chahar received the T20I Performance of the Year award from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in January 2020 for his outstanding performance of taking six wickets for seven runs against Bangladesh.
Deepak Chahar (Cricketer) Biography
Deepak Chahar has been part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with two teams, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rising Pune Giant. This has given him a lot of freedom to play the way he likes. He holds impressive records in various cricket formats, and his journey from a small town to the Indian Cricket Team is quite remarkable. However, his career faced setbacks due to injuries and inconsistent form, which affected his performance. Despite this, he made a good impact in the IPL. At 26 years old, he played for Chennai Super Kings, taking 10 wickets in 12 matches during one season. Alongside playing for Rajasthan Cricket in domestic matches, Chahar also represents Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He’s renowned as a talented fast bowler and holds the distinction of being the only one to achieve a hat-trick in T20 International cricket.
|Deepak Lokandersingh Chahar
|DOB (Date of Birth)
|7 August 1992 (Friday)
|Age (as of 2023)
|Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
|G.D. Goenka Public School, Agra
|Feet & Inches
|in kilograms-75 kg
in pounds-165 lbs
|– Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
|Lokendra Singh Chahar(retired from air force)
|Pushpa Chahar (Homemaker)
|Sister- Malti Chahar (model, actress and Miss India 2014 finalist)
|1 June 2022
|Jaya Bhardwaj (business professional)
|Green and Red
|Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Deepak Chahar’s father, Lokendra Singh Chahar, served in the Indian Air Force, while his mother, Pushpa Chahar, took care of their home. He also has an older sister, Malti Chahar, who’s an actress in Bollywood films. During his team’s final league-stage match in the 2021 Indian Premier League, he proposed to his girlfriend, Jaya Bhardwaj. They tied the knot in Agra on June 1, 2022.
Born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, on August 7, 1992, she is currently 31 years old.
Chahar finished his schooling at G.D. Goenka Public School in Agra. He began his career at the age of 16. Initially rejected by Greg Chappell, the director of the Rajasthan Cricket Association academy, in 2008, Deepak didn’t give up. He persistently tried out for the state team, and finally, in the 2010-11 Ranji season, he made his breakthrough.
Height and Weight
Deepak Chahar stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches, which is 180 centimeters, and weighs 75 kilograms.
In his first-class cricket debut during the 2010–11 Ranji Trophy, Chahar made an astounding impact by taking eight wickets for 10 runs (8/10). This remarkable performance caught the attention of Rising Pune Supergiants, a team in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket. Hyderabad faced a massive setback, scoring just 21 runs, marking the lowest total in Ranji Trophy history.
Later, in October 2016, he participated in Rajasthan’s development camp in Jaipur, where he received guidance from international coaches Ian Pont and Catherine Dalton. This experience added value to his skills. His journey continued to evolve as he was acquired by Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL auction and later named in India B’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy in October 2018.
His association with Chennai Super Kings continued when he was picked again in February 2022 during the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament, further solidifying his position in the league.
In May 2018, Chahar got the nod to join India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their England tour. His T20I debut happened on July 8, 2018, where he took one wicket. The journey continued as he debuted in One Day International cricket against Afghanistan during the 2018 Asia Cup in September 2018.
His standout performance came during the 2019 Twenty20 series against West Indies. In the final game, he bagged the Player of the Match award after claiming three wickets for just four runs. This success led to his inclusion in the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh. There, he made history by securing India’s first hat-trick by a bowler and his first five-wicket haul in T20Is. In the series’ final match, he set a new men’s T20I record for the best bowling figures, taking an incredible six wickets for only seven runs from 3.2 overs, surpassing Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka.
In July 2021, Chahar showcased his batting skills by scoring his first ODI half-century. He was later named among the three reserve players for India’s squad in the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September. His batting prowess continued to shine in January 2022, securing his second ODI half-century against South Africa.
Reportedly, Deepak Chahar’s net worth stands at approximately $7.5 million.