Although India whitewashed West Indies in the recently concluded three-match T20I series, their star pacer Deepak Chahar picked up a hamstring injury. He was seen limping off the field after bowling just 11 deliveries.
As his injury looked serious, there were a lot of concerns. According to a report by The Times Of India, Chahar might miss the fifteenth edition of the league. It is to be noted that Chennai spent a whopping amount of INR 14 crore in order to acquire his services.
“His injury looks bad. For all you know, he could be out of the Indian T20 League as well” a source was quoted saying. Thus, the Chennai fans would be having their hearts in their mouths, and would be hoping that the bowling all-rounder recovers before the commencement of the biggest T20 league in the world.
It is to be noted that Chahar was the second-most expensive player in the recently concluded mega auction. Besides, the Dhoni-led side doesn’t have an ideal replacement for the pacer either. In the meanwhile, Chahar, alongside Suryakumar Yadav, has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka as well.
“Deepak sustained a right quadriceps injury during bowling while Suryakumar suffered a hairline fracture during a fielding attempt in the third and final T20I against the West Indies in Kolkata on Sunday. They will now head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further management of their injuries,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.
So far in his career, Chahar has picked 26 wickets in 20 T20Is at an economy rate of 8.27. His bowling average and strike rate are 22.27 and 16.5 respectively. This includes a six wicket haul as well.