Deepak Chahar was considered a prime player in India’s fast-bowling attack, considering his stellar performances for the Men in blue led by Shikhar Dhawan in Sri Lanka. Chahar impressed everyone with his brilliance in bowling as well as with the bat in the lower order. However, two injuries forced him to stay out of the game and he eventually lost his place in the pecking order.
Chahar had a tough time recovering from a stress fracture and more recently a quad grade 3 tear. In the whole of 2022, the Indian pacer could only feature in 15 games for India and was also ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to injury. In a recent interview, Chahar confessed that he was working hard for the past two or three months on his fitness, and now he is fully fit.
The 30-year-old bowler is set to make his comeback with the IPL 2023, where he represents Chennai Super Kings. If I was a batter, I would be playing way back long but as a fast bowler, when you have a stress fracture, it is very tough to get back on track, expressed Chahar.
With Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj seemingly locked in along with Mohammed Shami, it is the fourth seamer’s spot that will be up for grabs and Chahar is up against Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik. However, Chahar said he is not worrying about who is up against him. I do not care who is playing, and who is not playing, my motive is to perform with the ball and bat 100 percent. If I do that, I will get my chances, concluded Chahar.