Indian Bowler Deepak Chahar sets a new World Record for the Best Bowling Figures in T20Is
India’s bilateral 3 T20I and 2 Test series has marked a milestone in both the countries’ histories. The series marked the first-ever victory of Bangladesh over India in a T20. It has also improved the Win-Loss Ratio of India’s intermittent Captain Rohit Sharma making him the third in the list after Sarfaraz Ahmed and Asghar Afghan.
The series began on 03rd November with the 1st T20I happening in Delhi, the second one happening in Rajkot and the third happening in Nagpur. India lost the first T20I against Bangladesh for the first time but managed to win the next two. The third T20I marked the history with Deepak Chahar’s fantastic Bowling figures. The match also witnessed Fast Bowlers’ domination for the first time in T20I history. A total of 9 wickets have been taken by fast bowlers Deepak Chahar and Shivam Dube. The remaining wicket was taken by Yuzvendra Chahal.
Deepak Chahar shined in the third T20I with a 6-wicket-haul in which lies a hattrick. Chahar became the second Indian to take a hat-trick in Men’s T20I after Ekta Bisht. Though the feat of taking 6 wickets has been achieved by Yuzvendra Chahal and Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka in the past, Chahar’s figures stay at the top as he had taken the 6 wickets by giving just 7 runs maintaining an economy of 2.10. Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka has accomplished a 6-wicket-haul twice in 2011 and 2012, against Australia and Zimbabwe. Yuzvendra Chahal became the first Indian to take 6 wickets when he carried out this feat against England in 2017.
Chahal’s figures though were first for India, they were overshadowed by Ajantha Mendis’ figures of 6 for 16 and 6 for 8. Mendis’ 6 for 8 against Zimbabwe remained the best for 7 years until Chahar broke this record by taking 6 wickets for just 7 runs. The record for best bowling figures is now set at 6 for 7 which might be present on the top of the world records for a very long period.