Deepak Chahar was one of the most expensive buys in the mega auction of the Indian T20 League 2022. Chennai secured his service for a hefty sum of INR 14 Cr. The men in yellowâ€™s plans going ahead in the tournament depended a lot on the medium-pacer. But ahead of the 15th edition of the tournament, Chahar suffered a right quadricep injury during the West Indies series and was likely to be unavailable to play till mid-April
In what comes as a piece of big news the star player might miss out on the entire Indian T20 League 2022. Deepak Chahar was undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA in Bengaluru. The pacer has suffered a back injury while his time at the Academy. The intensity of the injury and the duration of recovery have not yet been confirmed by BCCI, as per reports by ESPNcricinfo.
Chennai has been missing the services of Chahar in the tournament so far. He has been the prime weapon for the team in the powerplays in the earlier seasons. The new faces that the team has tried to replace him have not been as potent as Chahar. Due to the absence of a potent new-ball bowler, the bowling lineup is falling under pressure in the death overs.
While the bench strength of the team has been tested in Chaharâ€™s absence, they have some other options to turn to. If Chahar is finally ruled out of the tournament, Chennai might like to give chances to Rajvardhan Hangrekar and KM Asif.