Deepak Chahar did not play IPL 2022 due to injury.
Deepak Chahar plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
New Delhi. After battling two ‘major’ injuries last year, Indian fast bowler Deepak Chahar has said that he is fully fit and ready to make a comeback from the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) starting on 31 March. . The 30-year-old fast bowler had a tough time recovering from a stress fracture and then a grade III thigh injury. He last played for India in the second ODI in Bangladesh, where he was able to bowl only three overs. In the year 2022, Chahar could play only 15 matches for India and was also ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to injury.
After rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Chahar is preparing for the IPL where he will represent Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Chahar said, “I have been working hard on my fitness for the last two-three months, I am fully fit and preparing well for the IPL.”
He said, “I had two major injuries. Had a stress fracture and a grade III thigh injury. Both are huge injuries. You are out for months. Coming back after injury takes time, especially for fast bowlers. Chahar said, “If I was a batsman, I would have played for a long time but as a fast bowler when you have a stress fracture, it is very difficult to come back. You can also see other bowlers struggling with back or groin injuries.
The Rajasthan pacer made a comeback to competitive cricket last month with a first-class match against Services, but it turned out to be his only Ranji Trophy match. Chahar, who has slipped down the list of probables due to injuries, is expected to be a part of the Indian squad for the ODI World Cup in India later this year.
He said, “I have lived by one rule all my life. If I am bowling completely the way I want, if I am batting the way I want, then nothing can stop me. This was the basic rule with which I started my career.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 21, 2023, 18:26 IST