Playing in Chennai helped me counter dew: Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar took apart the Bangladesh batting to hand India a series-clinching 30-run win in the third and final T20I at the VCA Stadium on Sunday. During his magical spell, the 27-year-old Rajasthan seamer went on to become the first Indian bowler to score a hat-trick in T20Is.

His figures of 6/7 were the best so far in T20 internationals. Deepak revealed that his stint with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings helped him to bowl in conditions which are generally difficult because of the dew.

'Playing in Chennai, I have now realised how to counter dew and sweat. How to keep my hands clean. At times, rub dry soil in your hands and then bowl (so that the hands don’t get slippery),' the seamer said.