Deepak Chahar gets an award of 1 lakh rupees for staring at Martin Guptill

Deepak Chahar had given the Kiwi opener an intense stare after dismissing him in the 18th over

Deepak Chahar didn’t have a great first game in the ongoing T20 international series against New Zealand, but he still earned himself an award in the presentation ceremony and you will be surprised to know the reason of the award.

Chahar was actually brought on to bowl the 18th over of the New Zealand innings by the new Indian T20I captain Rohit Sharma and he was hit for a six off the very first ball. It was a no-look six by the Kiwi opener Martin Guptill who smashed the ball towards the deep midwicket boundary and kept looking towards Chahar straight down the pitch.

It was certainly one of those shots which signified utter domination by the batsman and Deepak Chahar didn’t reallly enjoy that a lot, as no bowler in the world would after being smashed like that.

Deepak Chahar got Guptill out off the very next ball after his no-look six

Guptill, whose intentions were very clear at that stage, came for a big hit next ball again and tried to play the same no-look shot, but the bowler was a bit too smart this time around. He dragged the length slightly back and took the pace off as well, which resulted in Guptill mistiming the shot and being caught at deep midwicket.

Chahar, who was clearly not too amused by Guptill’s no-look six off the first ball, gave the batsman an intense stare after the wicket and his stare was judged the “moment of the match” by the organizers. Chahar was given an award of 1 lakh INR later simply for his stare, despite the fact that his bowling figures in the match were 4-0-42-1 which weren’t great.

India, however, ended up winning the game by 5 wickets, chasing the target of 165 down in the 20th over, courtesy a half century by Suryakumar Yadav and a decent contribution by the captain Rohit Sharma at the top of the order. The second match of the series will take place in Ranchi tomorrow.


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