In what comes as a big blow to Chennai Super Kings, Deepak Chahar is set to miss most part of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. Chennai Super Kings who released the fast bowler ahead of the upcoming season secured his services for a whopping price tag of Rs 14 crore.
As a result, he also became the most expensive bowler at the mega IPL 2022 auction. Deepak Chahar is best known for his potential to take wickets, especially at powerplay overs. Moreover, he can also bat well according to the situation.
His recent batting form for Team India against South Africa and West Indies serves as a testament to the fact. During the home series against West Indies, Deepak Chahar sustained an untimely injury.
Reports stated that Deepak Chahar might be ruled out of the upcoming IPL. Chennai Super Kings were a bit more concerned about the injury status of their main seamer. However, the recent report from ESPNCricinfo suggests that Deepak Chahar is set to miss the majority of the upcoming season.
Deepak Chahar set to miss most part of IPL 2022
This is indeed terrible news for the defending champions. Deepak Chahar had picked up a quadricep tear in the third and final T20I against West Indies last month. The medical team that kept a tab on his situation said that it would take time to recover.
The paceman is likely to take several weeks to recover. This means that he could miss the IPL that will be staged on March 26 and it will come to a close on May 29. Chahar announced his arrival at Rising Pune Supergiants back in IPL 2016.
He made a name for himself as an uncapped fast bowler where he was bought at his base price of Rs 10 lakhs. During the 2018 mega auction, Chennai Super Kings purchased his services for Rs 80 lakhs.
Since then, Chahar became one of the important bowlers for CSK in the bowling department. He alone took 58 wickets from 58 games. Notably, he took 42 wickets in the powerplay overs i.e. the first 6 overs. CSK are now awaiting a final assessment from the NCA in Bengaluru, where the pacer is undergoing his rehabilitation