Pradeep Chawla: One of the Prolific Cricket Personalities from Delhi | Coach Corner
The reason why we mentioned “Cricket Personality” is because attributing just one skill wouldn’t be enough to introduce Pradeep Chawla. Pradeep Chawla has remained connected with those 22 yards in Delhi in different capacities over the years and he has been quite commendable in every role which he has performed. A former First Class Cricketer himself, Pradeep has represented Delhi in Ranji Trophy and One Days with a career spanning almost a decade from 2000/01 to 2008/09. A right handed batsman, Pradeep has played state level cricket at various age groups while he was also a part of the India U15 squad. What’s more, Pradeep had a stunning batting average of 71.20 for Delhi in the limited overs format.
After a commendable career as a cricketer, Pradeep forayed into cricket coaching and he is one of the reputed cricket coaches in Delhi. Pradeep Chawla has a prolific record of training players who are today playing at the state level. Pradeep Chawla also recently completed BCCI Hybrid Level 1 Course of cricket coaching and it’s out of his immense experience in the field of cricket, that he serves as the member of selection committee at Delhi Cricket Association for U14, U16 and U19 age groups. The job of a selector is very difficult yet under rated and it certainly requires someone who has enough cricketing acumen and Pradeep Chawla seems to be an apt face to serve in that department.
Speaking with Cricketgraph, Pradeep Chawla shared “I am rooted to the field of cricket in different capacities since last 3 decades but I have ensured that I give my best in every role which was conferred to me. Whether as a cricketer, as a coach or as a selector I have always worked with a vision to improve the quality of cricket in Delhi. As a cricket coach, around 7 to 8 players who trained under me are today playing at state level and it gives me immense joy to see players progress”