In what comes as a body blow to Chennai Super Kings, pacer Deepak Chahar is likely to miss the whole season of the IPL 2022. Unfortunately, things have turned bad to worse for the four-time champions as the 29-year-old has sustained another back injury while recovering at the NCA.
Deepak Chahar had suffered a quadriceps tear earlier this year while playing for India against West Indies. He was already set to miss a significant chunk of the IPL 2022, but the new injury has now jeopardized his participation this season.
As per a report by InsideSport, the Chennai Super Kings management has no idea about Deepak Chahar’s new injury. They quoted, “We are not aware of this back injury. He has been working very hard to get back to shape and play again for us. But for now, he remains unavailable.”
The Yellow army paid a massive amount of INR 14 crore to sign Deepak Chahar in the mega auctions ahead of the IPL 2022. The Rajasthan-born pacer has been the leader of CSK‘s attack for some time now. However, his absence this season has directly impacted the Super Kings as they have been struggling to get wickets in the powerplay.
What’s next for Chennai Super Kings?
This season, Chennai Super Kings are yet to open their account after losing all the four matches they have played so far. They are looking down the barrel of the elimination from the playoffs race early if they fail to win another game.
CSK fans were handed an enormous shock earlier as ‘Thala’ MS Dhoni decided to hand over the captaincy to the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. However, things haven’t worked positively for the franchise, and the move has attracted a lot of criticism.
CSK’s CEO explained Dhoni’s decision telling how Dhoni had been contemplating the decision for a while. “He felt it is the right time to hand over (the) captaincy to Jaddu [Jadeja],” told Kasi to ESPNCricinfo.