Lokendra Pratap Chahar is a proud father. Not only because his son - Deepak - has achieved the first-ever hat-trick with a haul of 'six for seven' that has put him in the record books but for his son's ability to bowl "impeccable varieties" at the death overs to excel at the top level.
"Yes I am surprisingly very happy and in fact, the entire family is extremely happy. But more than him becoming the first Indian to get a hattrick in 20/20 internationals and getting the best-ever figures of six for seven runs, I am elated that he has become an asset for the team bowling at crucial times including death overs. I am very happy to see Deepak bowling with variations with a lively pace, off-cutter, leg cutters, slow bouncers, knuckleballs, out-swingers, and in-swinging yorkers -- in short every variety needed to excel at the top level," Chahar senior told Republic TV in an exclusive video chat.
On how he saw Deepak progressing in the lead up to the 20/20 World Cup next year, Lokendra Pratap said he expected him to carry the good form and deliver when it mattered the most.
"I am very happy that he has done what was expected of him and has been able to do the job for his captain. If he continues to do well I see him playing in the 20/20 World Cup next year and be an asset for the team. I see no reason why he will not succeed at the topmost tournaments."
Chahar was easily the man of the match and player of the series as India won the 3rd and final T20 match against Bangladesh by 30 runs and the series 2-1."I never thought this would happen. I am extremely happy. It happened by the grace of God. I only worked hard. My plan and team's was to bowl at the crucial over. So I bowled when the team really required. I am really thankful to the team and captain to trust in me," Chahar said on Sunday during the post-match presentation his trophies.