With the T20 World Cup done and dusted, it's time for a new era of Team India especially in the shortest format of the game. Rohit Sharma has taken over the leadership duties from Virat Kohli, with Rahul Dravid appointed as the new head coach. A lot is expected to change within the national setup as they shift their focus now on next year's T20 WC set to be played in Australia.
The preparations for the same will begin on Wednesday with India hosting New Zealand, the runners-up of the recently-concluded mega event in UAE, for a 3-match T20I series. The opening clash is taking place at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, marking the return of international cricket in the city after a long wait of 8 years.
Deepak comes up with funny post on Twitter
As a result, there is expectedly so much excitement among the local public with the tickets already sold out for the much-anticipated game. However, not just the fans but even the homeboy - Deepak Chahar - expressed his delight over returning to his home stadium as an Indian player, after having played his domestic cricket in Rajasthan throughout his career.
Reflecting on the same, the 29-year-old came up with a hilarious post which left the netizens in splits. Deepak Chahar posted an image of himself holding the bat with India's T20I captain Rohit Sharma looking at him. "All set to open the innings at my home ground tonight," he hilariously stated in the caption.
Is there any hidden hint in Deepak's caption?
With openers like KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and even Venkatesh Iyer in the squad alongside Hitman, it was indeed quite funny for everyone to see Deepak pushing his case to open the innings. It did not take much time for people to realize that it was a sarcastic post but there was a small section of fans who thought that there might be a hidden hint in the caption.
Although he was holding the bat in the image, the 29-year-old never mentioned in the post if he was talking about opening the batting or bowling. It is a well-known fact that he is one of the best new-ball bowlers in Indian cricket right now and if he is actually included in the playing XI for tonight's game, he might well open the bowling for Men in Blue, making his prediction eventually correct.