Colombo: Three wickets win over the second ODI match against Sri Lanka helped the Indian team take an unbeaten 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Deepak Chahar, the hero of India's victory in the match, played an unbeaten 69. Deepak Chahar has credited coach Rahul Dravid for his success. Deepak Chahar says it was Rahul Dravid's trust that helped Team India win. Chahar said, "There is nothing greater than winning a match for the country. Rahul sir advised me to play every ball.''
Deepak Chahar further said, "Rahul sir expressed confidence in me. I played under his guidance when he was in India as a coach. There too, I played some good innings in batting. Rahul sir told me that I can bat at number 7. If the target reached 50, I thought we could win. I also took some risks.'' Deepak Chahar has got a chance to play this series as the main player of the Indian team is in England. Indian team coach Ravi Shastri is also in England and National Cricket Academy president Rahul Dravid has been entrusted with the responsibility of coaching for the tour of Sri Lanka.
Chasing Sri Lanka's target of 276 runs, India lost five wickets for 116 runs. India's defeat seemed certain. But Deepak Chahar scored a not-out inning of 69 off 82 balls to take Team India to victory. This is Deepak Chahar's first fifty in international cricket. Deepak Chahar had earlier scored 12 runs in international cricket. Deepak Chahar also took two wickets in bowling. Chahar was awarded man of the match for his match-winning performance.