Colombo: Indian pacer Deepak Chahar, who scored an unbeaten 69 to help India win the second ODI against Sri Lanka, said on Thursday that he is not too worried about the all-rounder's tag or selection in the T20 World Cup squad but remains Focused on improving his batting and chasing till the last over.
He said during a virtual press conference, "Watching MS Dhoni close out matches has been a big factor. I have watched him for a long period and I have always seen him finishing matches. When you talk to him, he always tells you to take the game deep. Everyone wants us to win, but when the match goes deep, it is thrilling for everyone involved."
"I have always worked on my batting, my father has been my coach. When I talk to him, we always talk about my batting. It does not matter whether people see me as an all-rounder or not. The batsman who is playing alongside me will get confidence that I can hang around and will not give my wicket away. It is very important for a batsman to know that his partner will support him. It does not matter whether people see me as an all-rounder or not," he pointed.
Chahar further said how coach Rahul Dravid believing in him further helped him script the win in the second game of the ODI series.
Asked if he has an eye on the T20 World Cup to be played in October-November in the UAE, he said, "World Cup is far away, I have just one target and it is to prove myself with both bat and ball. The selection is not in my hands, it is not in the hands of any player. We can just perform, I was looking for an opportunity to show my capability with the bat. For the past two years, I did not get a chance to bat for a long period, so it was a good opportunity. I am happy I was able to make use of this chance."
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