Deepak Chahar’s injury status is going from okay to worse in no time. Chahar has not only been sidelined in the Indian Premier League 2022, but also he will be out of action in near future after the league. He will mostly be out of the game for at least three months.
The 29-year-old pacer is out for 12 weeks, according to sources at the Chennai Super Kings and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and it will be quite a feat if he makes it to the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in October-November. On February 20 of this year, he played his last competitive game.
Deepak Chahar has an L5 injury in his back, according to a letter issued to the BCCI and CSK managements by the physios of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, where the player was receiving rehab, and recuperation will take a long time. In fact, before resuming his recovery, the Rajasthan player will have to take a six-week break.
Official statement on Deepak Chahar from a CSK source
He had been receiving treatment at the NCA after suffering a hamstring injury during a T20 match against West Indies at the Eden in Kolkata. He hoped to rejoin his IPL franchise in the second half. However, while bowling, he suffered back pain, and examinations revealed that he had an L5 issue in his lower back According to a CSK source.
Chahar’s absence has had a significant negative impact on the Super Kings’ season performance. The defending champions, who paid Rs 14 crore for him, had had a poor start to the season, losing four games in a row before winning their fifth game.
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The replacement plan for Deepak Chahar and Chennai Super Kings
Meanwhile, the Chennai team management has stated that it has not sought a replacement for Deepak Chahar, whose powerplay bowling has been crucial to the team’s recent success. They’ve delegated it to the team’s management, but they have yet to respond. They have yet to come across an Indian bowler of Deepak’s caliber Kasi Viswanathan stated.
According to reports, a couple of choices in Ishant Sharma and Dhawal Kulkarni were discussed, if not exactly. Statistically, neither of them can match Chahar’s performance. In the powerplay overs, Chahar has 42 wickets (average 28.85, economy rate 7.61) and Ishant has nine (avg 32.55, economy rate 6.65). With five wickets at an average of 73.40 and an economy rate of 8.34, Kulkarni is no match for either.
A statement by BCCI official on Deepak Chahar
An official from BCCI stated that Deepak Chahar will not lose out on his IPL revenue despite not appearing for a game this season. The statement also said that the BCCI made sure to keep insurance for all the players and has also been paying the premium. Deepak will get a recovery of most of it if not the entire amount, the BCCI official added.