Deepak Chahar, the elite Indian pacer, was picked by Chennai Super Kings. In the recently concluded IPL 2022 mega auction for a whopping INR 14 CR. The right-arm pacer has been backed by MS Dhoni-led CSK on many occasions and was set to be their primary pacer in the upcoming season.
Here’s how Deepak Chahar reacted after being picked by Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022
“I am really happy to be back in Chennai Super Kings. I don’t think there will be any different. When I go back, I will be seeing the same faces over the last 4 years, maybe over the last 6 years because I was with the Pune side and half the players were there. I could not have asked for a better auction than this,
I have never spoken about all this to Mahi Bhai or the CSK management (about retentions). They just assured me that in 2018, I met Kasi sir and Srinivasan sir and they told me that I was going to play for Yellow always.”
Deepak Chahar pulled his right hamstring in the third T20I against West Indies
The pacer was treated by the physio and was taken out of the ground. He did not bowl after the injury. Venkatesh Iyer, the all-around was India’s 6th bowling option and he completed Chahar’s quota.
Chahar is likely to miss the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka which is starting on February 24. In case of a grade one tear, the recovery might take more than a month. If it is a grade one tear Chahar will be unavailable for a few matches of IPL 2022 at the beginning. It will be a big blow for the defending champions.
The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to start on March 26. The league is set to take place in four venues in Mumbai.
Chennai Super Kings Squad for IPL 2022
MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Mahesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma