‘Fully fit’ Deepak Chahar to return to IPL 2023

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Deepak Chahar :- After battling two major injuries last year, fast bowler Deepak Chahar said that he is fully fit and will make a comeback in the IPL starting March 31.

The 30-year-old Deepak has had a tough time recovering from a stress fracture and a quad injury. He last played for the Indian team in the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh at Mirpur in December, where he was dismissed after bowling three overs.

Due to injury, Deepak could play only 15 matches for India in 2022 and due to this he was also ruled out of T20 World Cup. After extensive rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, Deepak is now preparing for the IPL where he will play for the Chennai Super Kings.

Deepak told PTI, “I have been working hard on my fitness for the last two-three months. I am fully fit and preparing well for IPL. I had two major injuries. Stress fracture and quad was grade 3 tier. Those are both big injuries. I’ve been out for months. It takes time for anyone to come back from injury, especially fast bowlers.”

He said, ‘If I was a batsman, I would have come back much earlier, but as a fast bowler when you have a stress fracture, it is very difficult to come back. You can see other bowlers also struggling with back injuries. ,

Deepak returned to competitive cricket in a Ranji Trophy match against Services last month, but did not play another match in the tournament.

He has slipped down the list of Indian fast bowlers due to a series of injuries but he is expected to be a part of the squad for the ODI World Cup to be held in India later this year.

Deepak said, “I have lived my whole life by one rule. If I am bowling the way I want, if I am batting the way I want, no one can stop me. This was the basic rule that I followed in my career.” initiated.”

He further said, “I don’t care who is playing, who is not playing, my aim is to be fully fit and give 100 per cent performance with ball and bat. If I do that, I will take my chances.” I will.” Will meet.”

The men’s IPL will start after the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) and Deepak is looking forward to the new tournament.

“The IPL completely changed men’s cricket, giving players a lot of opportunities. The same will happen with the Women’s Premier League. Women’s cricket will grow rapidly as they are able to play at the international level early in their careers,” he said. are capable.” This will also help many women cricketers who have not been able to earn money and this tournament will also promote competition.”

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