After fighting two “serious” ailments last season, India bowler Deepak Chahar insists he is fully healthy and prepared to make his comeback with the Indian Premier League on March 31. The injury-prone 30-year-old fast bowler had trouble recovering from a stress fracture and, most recently, a quad grade 3 rupture. After bowling three overs for India against Bangladesh in the second ODI, he lost it. Throughout the entire 2022 season, Chahar was only able to participate in 15 games for India. Due to injury, he was also forced to withdraw from the T20 World Cup.
After finishing a protracted recovery programme at the National Rehabilitation Center, Chahar is preparing for the IPL, where he will play for the Chennai Super Kings.Baseball Academy.
I am at work.
I have put in a lot of effort over the past two and a half months to get fit, and I am now completely ready for the IPL, Chahar told PTI.
I suffered two really bad injuries. The other suffered a stress fracture, while the first had a quad grade 3 rupture. They both have significant injuries. Months of work are lost. Everyone needs time to heal from an injury, but rapid bowlers especially do.
If I were a batter, I would be playing way back, but if I were a quick bowler, having a stress fracture makes it very tough to get back on track. Some bowlers are also experiencing back issues. The Rajasthani bowler took part in a first-class match.Last year, he played a competitive cricket match versus Services to mark his comeback. It had been a month since his only appearance in the Ranji Trophy.
Due to many injuries, he has dropped down the pecking order, but he still hopes to represent India in the ODI World Cup later this year at home.
I’ve lived my entire life by the same rule. If I am completely bowling and batting the way I want to, there is nothing that can stop me. That served as the main principle that I followed to begin my career.
My objective is to become physically strong so that I can give it all I’ve got with the bat and ball, regardless of who plays or doesn’t play. If I do that, I will have my chances, said Chahar, who has also shown hisin his international career, which he began in 2018, bat value.
Since making his India debut in July 2018, he has participated in 13 ODIs and 24 T20.
Before the men’s IPL, the first-ever Women’s Premier League will be played, and Chahar is ecstatic for his female competitors.
“The IPL completely revolutionised men’s cricket and provided several possibilities for many people. The same scenario will happen in the Women’s Premier League. Women’s cricket will grow swiftly as a result of early exposure to international players. Also, it would help a lot of female cricket players who have battled to make ends meet and will raise competition “said Chahar.