Team India players on Sri Lanka tour are certainly having the best of their times. The side first registered a dominating win over the dilapidated hosts in the first ODI before pulling off one of the most memorable victories in the nail-biting second ODI at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The two teams face each other next in the dead rubber of the series on Friday, July 23.
On one hand where the Sri Lankan players would be fighting for their prestige, the second string Indian team would be hoping for a clean sweep to end things on a high. While the hosts would be busy making strategies on how to counter the Indian juggernaut in the final game, the Men in Blue seem to be enjoying every bit of their time in the island nation.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India took to social media on Thursday to share a video of Deepak Chahar - the hero of the recently concluded second ODI between India and Sri Lanka - playing guitar and singing medley of Bollywood classics. In the visuals, Niranjan Pandit, Team India's physio for the ongoing series, could also be seen enjoying the music with Chahar and singing alongside him.
Here is the video:
Deepak Chahar saves India's blushes in second ODI
After registering a commanding victory in the first ODI, Team India were high on confidence while stepping onto the next game. The fact that they had sealed win in the first game with 80 balls to spare spoke volumes about the batting strength of the dominant Indian side. However, their strategy of attacking batting backfired in the second game when the guests found themselves in a state of bother after getting reduced to 160/6, needing 116 more to win. This is when Deepak Chahar stepped in and held the fort from one end.
Sri Lanka had almost bagged the game after making India stumble at 193/7. However, a determined Chahar along with vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar rose to the occasion and guided India home with an unbeaten partnership of 84 runs. In the process, Chahar hit his maiden international fifty. The player earlier took two wickets in the game and later scored 69* off 82 to help India seal the series.