India's vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that coach Rahul Dravid decided to send Deepak Chahar before him.
Chahar's tremendous batting helped India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in the second ODI. Chahar played an unbeaten 69 and shared an unbroken 84-run partnership for the eighth wicket with Bhuvneshwar (19*) to give India an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Bhuvneshwar said after the match, "Our target was to play the last over, till the last ball, so we wanted to take the match till the end. The only plan was to play till the end and the way Deepak batted was brilliant." He said, "He has played under coach Rahul Dravid for India A or in any series and he has scored runs there as well. were created. So Dravid knew he could bat so it was Dravid's decision.
Bhuvneshwar said, "And the way Chahar batted, he proved it right. We all know he can bat, he has batted many times in Ranji Trophy.