Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Deepak Chahar was ruled out of the Indian Premier League with a back injury. Chahar also suffered a hamstring injury during the home series against the West Indies in February.
Deepak Chahar Ruled Out of IPL 2022
According to results of the scan, Chahar will be out for at least four months for the back injury. Chahar had been recovering at the NCA from a quadriceps tear and was trying to get fit for the IPL 2022.
“He had also started bowling in the nets at the NCA in Bengaluru, but the fresh injury will keep the man, who was bought by CSK for Rs 14 crores, out for quite a while,” the report said.
CSK CEO’s View
The BCCI confirmed that Deepak Chahar will not take any part in CSK’s campaign due to a back injury.
Chennai Super Kings are yet to name a replacement for Deepak Chahar, who became the first player CSK bought in an IPL auction spending more than Rs 10 crore.
“We are disappointed because we don’t have one of our main bowlers but injuries are part and parcel of the game. We wish Deepak Chahar a very speedy recovery,” Chennai Super Kings CEO K.S Viswanathan said.
“Sorry guys unfortunately I will be missing out this season of IPL due to an injury. Really wanted to play but will come back better and stronger like I have always done. Thanks for always supporting me with your love and wishes. Need your blessings,” Chahar mentioned in an Instagram post.
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Chahar has been a part of the Super Kings side since 2018 and has picked up 58 wickets across the four seasons. He was once again picked up by the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2022 season in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
In his absence, CSK have lost each of their first four games this season – a first for the franchise – and are placed at the bottom of the standings heading into their fifth match, against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The franchise will be allowed an injury replacement, a decision on which remains to be made.
Farhart tests positive for COVID-19
An IPL media release on Friday (April 15), while confirming Chahar’s unavailability for IPL 2022, also mentioned that the Delhi Capitals physio has tested positive for COVID-19.
“Delhi Capitals physio Patrick Farhart has been tested positive for COVID-19. He is being closely monitored by the DC Medical Team at the moment,” stated the release.
Harshit Rana replaces Rasikh Salam
Kolkata Knight Riders will be without the services of Rasikh Salam as he has been ruled out of the IPL due to a lower back injury. Delhi fast bowler Harshit Rana has been signed as Salam’s replacement, at his base price of INR. 20 Lakh.