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14 July 2021
On very rare occasions some Indian player would tell about his teammates singing in the dressing rooms. Earlier, only the players had the pleasure of listening to the cricketing greats in their pure singing form. But thanks to Social Media and the Board of Control for Cricket in India, even the ordinary Indian fan had an opportunity to listen to the hero from the last match for India, Deepak Chahar being bass guitarist in a duet with Indian team physio for Sri Lanka tour, Niranjan Pandit.
In a video uploaded by the BCCI, Chahar and Pandit can be heard singing a medley of Bollywood classics such as “Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche”, “Ek ajnabee haseena se mulaqat” and “Kya hua tera waada”.
Chahar, a famous name among cricket fans suddenly became a household name after his unbeaten 69 from 82 balls to win India a thrilling second ODI encounter against hosts Sri Lanka by three wickets. On his way to 69, Chahar had an unbeaten 84 stand with fellow fast bowlers and India vice-captain Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
The two teams will now collide with each other on July 23 in the third and final ODI at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.