|Full Name||Rahul Desraj Chahar|
|Born||Aug 04, 1999 (22 years)|
|Birth Place||Bharatpur, Rajasthan (India)|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Leg break (Wrist spinner)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||175 cm
5′ 9″ Feet
|Teams||India U19, Rising Pune Supergiant, Rajasthan, India U23, Services, Indian Board Presidents XI, Mumbai Indians, India C, India A, Rest of India, India|
|Debut||Test – Yet to play
ODI – Yet to play
T20I – Aug 06, 2019 against West Indies at Providence Stadium, Guyana
IPL – Apr 08, 2017 against Kings XI Punjab at Holkar Stadium, Indore
|Coach/Mentor||Lokendrasingh Chahar (Deepak Chahar’s father)|
|Records (Major)||Third-highest wicket-taker in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy (20 wickets in nine matches).|
|Career Turning Point||Success in the Vijay Hazare trophy helped get a chance in the Mumbai Indians side for IPL 2019. This brought him in the Indian T20I squad.|
|Educational Qualification||Not known|
|Family||Father – Desraj Chahar
Mother – Name not knownSiblings – Deepak Chahar, Malti Chahar (cousins)
|Hobbies||Travelling on bike, Gymming|
|Favourite Cricketers||MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma|
|Favourite Bollywood Stars||Not known|
Rahul Chahar Profile
The younger cousin of Deepak, Rahul Chahar has carved a place for himself in the Indian cricket. Mentored by Deepak’s father, the leggie has risen rapidly through the ranks. The wrist-spinner got the IPL break in 2017 with Pune and later playing with Mumbai Indians in the last two seasons has helped him immensely.
Rahul took up the game very early in his life. He started playing from the age of five. His family had practice nets around the home. His uncle spotted the leg-spin talent and nurtured him. Rahul was not very interested in studies and concentrated on cricket. Soon he started to shine in the age-group cricket.
Cricket Career so far of Rahul Chahar
Rahul represented India in the U-19 as well as U-23 tournaments. He made his Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare trophy at a young age of 17 years in the 2016-17 season.
In February 2017, the young leggie was snapped by the Rising Pune Supergiant team. Although he got to play only three matches in the 2017 season, he learned a lot from the likes of MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir, and other senior players.
Mumbai Indians signed up for Rahul for the IPL 2018 however he had to wait for his opportunity. Later that year, Rahul ended up as the leading wicket-taker for Rajasthan with 20 wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy (50-over domestic tournament).
The domestic performance helped Rahul’s cause in the IPL 2019. He played in 13 matches and ended up taking 13 wickets. He followed this up with a spectacular showing for India A against Sri Lanka A. This propelled him in the national contention.
Getting into International cricket:
After the 2019 World Cup, the Indian team wanted to try out a few new faces for the T20I series in West Indies. The 20-year old leg-spinner received the call and was selected in the squad. He did not feature in the first two games but made his debut in the third at Guyana. Rahul registered the figures of 3-0-27-1. His first international wicket was West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite.