Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

IPL 2022: We haven’t found an Indian bowler of Deepak Chahar’s caliber

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) got disappointing news amid a struggling campaign in the ongoing IPL 2022 as their star pacer and INR 14 Crore buyout in the recent auctions, Deepak Chahar has reportedly been ruled out of the entire tournament. A back injury for three months.

Chahar was ruled out of the first half of the season due to a quadriceps injury he suffered during the T20I series against West Indies. While he was expected to return in late April, Chahar suffered a new back injury during his rehabilitation process at the NCA.

IPL 2022: Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Deepak Chahar ruled out of the tournament

According to the academy’s physio, Chahar has an L5 injury that will take some time to heal and has been advised a few weeks before returning to continue his rehab for injuries.

Management hasn’t come back to us yet: CSK CEO on replacing Deepak Chahar

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) recently registered their first win in the ongoing IPL 2022 as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore before losing their first four matches in the tournament. Had Chahar been fit by that time, he would have gained strength in the second half of the tournament.

But now that Chahar is out of the tournament, it is up to the defending Indian Premier League champions to find a replacement and as of now, they have not found any Indian fast bowler who, according to CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan, is a Rajasthani pacer. can take its place.

CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan
photo credit: (twitter)

“We have left it to the team management and they have not come back to us till now. We haven’t found an Indian bowler of Deepak’s ability. Viswanathan, CEO of the franchise, told Cricbuzz.

Cricbuzz reported that some of the options Ishant Sharma And Dhaval Kulkarni was seen, if not treated properly. But his records do not match Chahar’s record, especially in the powerplay overs where he has taken 32 wickets in the powerplay at an economy rate of 7.69.

A BCCI official has said that Chahar will not play a single match this season, yet Chahar will not lose his IPL earnings.

MS Dhoni and Deepak Chahar.  Photo- CSK
MS Dhoni and Deepak Chahar. Photo- CSK

“BCCI has insured the IPL contracts of all the players and is also paying the premium. If not the full Rs 14 crore from insurance, Deepak will collect the most. the officer said.

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