Chennai Super Kings fast bowler Deepak Chahar shared a hilarious incident from the 2023 IPL season where he was booed by fans as he appeared to come to bat before the CSK Captain MS Dhoni. Throughout the 2023 season, fans have filled out all stadiums across India to witness MSD for one final time as reports about Captain Cool retiring surfaced before the tournament.
So whenever MS Dhoni came into bat, the stadium chanted his name as they were eagerly awaiting him. Coming back to Chahar, the Rajasthan fast bowler talked about an incident where she walked out to warm up wearing batting pads in one of the IPL games. As the 30-year-old was spotted by the fans, he was greeted with boos from the crowd, who thought he was set to go into bat ahead of MS Dhoni.
Talking about the incident on the recent episode of the show Breakfast with Champions, Deepak Chahar expressed, “Guys, I am not going into bat next, Mahi bhai will only go, are you mad !” as he shared a laugh with the host Gaurav Kapur.
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In the interview, Deepak Chahar also spoke about MS Dhoni’s impact on the team and talked about how makes it easy for newcomers and juniors by dining with them. “The second reason is Mahi bhai. When I joined the CSK team, I noticed that during the team dinner, people are sitting in two-three tables. One was occupied by seniors, the overseas player had the other one and then there are juniors. The new players often hesitate to speak. Mahi bhai would always sit with juniors. That’s fixed,” Chahar added.