- Deepak Chahar was named man of the match in the first ODI
- Deepak Chahar was not found in the second ODI
- Deepak Chahar returns in this series after February 2022
Deepak Chahar IND vs ZIM: Deepak Chahar, who became the man of the match with three wickets in the first match of the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, did not get the world in the second match. Captain KL Rahul informed about his exclusion during the toss and Shardul Thakur was included in his place in the team. But Rahul did not give the reason for his ouster. After this it also surfaced on social media that he was given rest. After which a fierce class of captain KL Rahul was also imposed.
Deepak Chahar took 3 wickets in 7 overs of his quota in the first ODI and was also adjudged man of the match. He returned to international cricket after about 6 months. He did not get a place in the team in the second ODI match. After this decision, fans were quite disappointed on social media. Some even took captain KL Rahul’s class about it. If we also talk about workload management, then Deepak played an international match after 6 months. So after playing a match, the matter of giving him rest was not clear.
Most of the users asked the same question, why Deepak Chahar, who became the player of the match in the first match, did not get a place. Why was Shardul Thakur taken in his place in the team? People raised questions on the decision of the team management. There was no clear reason given by the team management, board or even the captain himself as to why Deepak was not included in the team in this match.
Former cricketer also raised questions
Former India wicket-keeper batsman Saba Karim also expressed surprise over this decision saying, ‘It is absolutely incomprehensible. If it has been said by the support staff that this decision has been taken to manage the workload and keep them fresh, then care has to be taken not to put too much pressure on their body. It is always difficult for a fast bowler to come back from injury and play consistent matches. But Avesh Khan should have got a chance instead of Shardul Thakur. Avesh is also a part of the Asia Cup squad, so it is important for him to play matches.