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Deepak Chahar Biography: Age, Stats, Career, Wife, Facts – All Details

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How many bowlers do you remember who have taken five or more wickets in their debut match? And what would you say if raised that figure to eight wickets? Find it difficult? Well, we have the answer for you: Deepak Chahar. Yes, you read it right. This young bowler has the distinction of scalping 8 wickets in an inning against Hyderabad on his debut for Rajasthan. In this blog, we will look at Deepak Chahar’s age, career, stats, IPL, social media, facts, wife, etc.

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Having been rejected by the ‘legendary’ coach Greg Chappell, who was Director of the Rajasthan Cricket Association academy back in 2008, Deepak Chahar stormed back in style two years later. At the age of 18, he impressed with the eight-wicket haul. However, the wings to his career never attained full flight, with injuries and patchy form blemishing his performance. But his grit and determination for the game brought him back and now he is one of the well-known bowlers in the Indian contingent.

About Cricketer Deepak Chahar

Name Deepak Lokendrasingh Chahar
Age 31 years
Date of Birth 7 August 1992
Birth Place Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Role Bowler
Deepak Chahar IPL Team CSK
Deepak Chahar IPL Price 14 Crore
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg
Deepak Chahar Wife Jaya Bhardwaj
Jersey No. 90
Net worth $7.5 million
ODI debut 25 September 2018 v Afghanistan
Test debut Not Yet
T20I debut 8th July 2018 v England
Last T20I 1 December 2023 v Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Team played for India, India A, CSK, Bikaner Desert Challengers, Rajasthan, RR, Rising Pune Supergiants, Indian Board President’s XI

Deepak Chahar Biography

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Born in Agra, Chahar played divisional cricket in Hanumangarh in north Rajasthan under the watchful eyes of seasoned coach Navendu Tyagi. His father Lokendra Singh Chahar is a retired Air Force officer. His mother’s name is Florence was a lawyer.

Hailing from a supportive family – his sister Malti is a model-turned-actress while younger brother Rahul is also a professional cricketer – the Chahar have always backed Deepak, which perhaps has helped him shun the odds.

His father has been a big inspiration for Deepak Chahar. From childhood till now, his father has devoted so much time to him. In Agra, his father was constantly working on his son’s bowling and fitness from 4:30 am to 10 pm.


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Domestic Circuit

When an 18-year-old grabs 8 wickets on a debut, one is expected to grab attention. Indeed, all the eyes were fixed on the young Deepak who started his career with Rajasthan in Ranji with a bang. Chahar’s impressive swing bowling soon earned him a youth contract with Rajasthan Royals. In October 2016, he worked with International cricket coaches Ian Pont and Catherine Dalton in Jaipur as part of Rajasthan Cricket’s development camp. It was here that he made significant improvements.

In the Plate phase, Deepak Chahar bagged 30 wickets in six matches. In the Elite level of 2010-11, he grabbed 21 wickets in eight matches and helped his side to win the maiden Ranji Trophy. He also bowled exceptionally well in the 2017-2018 Syed Mushtaq Trophy, scalping 19 wickets in nine matches.

Deepak Chahar International Career

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May 2018 is the month that Deepak Chahar will never forget. It was in this month that he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against England. He made his T20I debut for India on July 8, 2018. He also made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Afghanistan in September of the same year during Asia Cup.

Deepak Chahar scored his maiden ODI half-century in July 2021, and in September, he was named as one of 3 reserve players in India’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. He scored his 2nd half-century in ODIs against South Africa in January 2022.

Deepak Chahar: IPL Career

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The 2016 and 2017 seasons in the Indian Premier League weren’t great for him although he displayed his potential. In domestic tournaments, he was performing well but it took a while for IPL to notice. 

In February 2022 auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament, Chennai Super Kings acquired him. Nonetheless, he had to withdraw from the tournament due to a back injury. In IPL 2024, he is retained by CSK 14 crore.


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Deepak Chahar Career Stats

  • Deepak Chahar Bowling Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODIs 13 12 510 489 16 3/27 3/27 30.56 5.75 31.8 0 0 0
T20Is 25 25 540 747 31 6/7 6/7 24.09 8.30 17.4 0 1 0
FC 47 79 8091 4566 132 8/10 12/64 34.59 3.38 61.2 8 4 1
List A 60 59 2533 2197 82 6/41 6/41 26.79 5.20 30.8 0 2 0
T20s 138 138 2957 3820 162 6/7 6/7 23.58 7.75 18.2 3 2 0
  • Batting & Fielding Stats of Deepak Chahar
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 13 9 3 203 69* 33.83 207 98.06 0 2 17 8 1 0
T20Is 25 7 5 53 31 26.50 28 189.28 0 0 4 4 2 0
FC 47 66 11 1001 57* 18.20 1787 56.01 0 2 129 33 19 0
List A 60 42 7 665 69* 19.00 768 86.58 0 4 47 33 11 0
T20s 138 51 23 386 55* 13.78 281 137.36 0 1 21 26 28 0

Deepak Chahar IPL Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats of Deepak Chahar
YEAR MAT NO RUNS HS AVG BF SR 100 50 4S 6S CT ST
Career 73 6 80 39 11.43 59 135.59 0 0 2 6 13 0
2023 10 1 1 1* 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
2021 15 2 1 1* 0.00 1 100.00 0 0 0 0 5 0
2020 14 2 7 5* 7.00 12 58.33 0 0 0 0 3 0
2019 17 0 7 7 3.50 9 77.77 0 0 1 0 2 0
2018 12 1 50 39 16.66 29 172.41 0 0 1 4 1 0
2017 3 0 14 14 14.00 6 233.33 0 0 0 2 0 0
2016 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
  • Deepak Chahar Bowling Stats
YEAR MAT BALLS RUNS WKTS BBM AVE ECON SR 4W 5W
Career 73 1528 2019 72 4/13 28.04 7.93 21.22 2 0
2023 10 204 297 13 3/22 22.85 8.74 15.69 0 0
2021 15 324 451 14 4/13 32.21 8.35 23.14 2 0
2020 14 312 396 12 2/18 33.00 7.61 26.00 0 0
2019 17 387 482 22 3/20 21.90 7.47 17.59 0 0
2018 12 229 278 10 3/15 27.80 7.28 22.90 0 0
2017 3 42 74 1 1/35 74.00 10.57 42.00 0 0
2016 2 30 41 0 0/13 8.20 0 0

Deepak Chahar Wife

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Deepak Chahar proposed to his girlfriend Jaya Bhardwaj in 2021 and on 1st June 2022, the couple were married in Agra.

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The Chahar Brothers

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Deepak’s younger brother Rahul Chahar has also made his way in cricket. Their father has trained with Deepak for hours to help him hit the next level and Deepak is now guiding his brother to conquer the world.


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Lesser-Known Facts

  • Deepak Chahar’s father enrolled him to Zila Cricket Academy in Jaipur at the tender age of 10.
  • He gave up his service to pay heed to Deepak’s cricket career. He used to ride with him from Surat to Hanumangarh every day to ensure Deepak could practice six hours a day.
  • Deepak’s sister, Malti Chahar, is a model and is always seen supporting his brother in the Chennai Super Kings squadron.
  • He is a dog lover and has a Labrador named Denzo.
  • He worked with a martial arts instructor to improve the flexibility of his body and also succeeded in increasing his bowling pace to the level of 135-140 kmph.

Deepak Chahar Social Media

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FAQ’s

What is the age of Deepak Chahar?

Deepak Chahar was born on 7 August 1992, and he is 31 years old.

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Who is the wife of Deepak Chahar?

In 2022, Deepak Chahar got married to his longtime girlfriend Jaya Bhardwaj in Agra.

Is Deepak Chahar playing IPL 2024?

In the IPL Auction 2024, CSK retained Deepak Chahar for Rs 14.00 Crore.

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Akshay Badwe
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The God taught me to love everybody but the most ones I learned to love are the athletes. Desire, determination and discipline takes me to a great deal of love towards sports. One can call me an avid sport maniac because I love to pen down some glorious content on sports. Being from journalism background with experience in media from couple of years I would like to keep this legacy going and now joining Kreedon gives me one more platform to explore the new world. I am always up to have a word on sports with a coffee.

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