Indian pacer Deepak Chahar has been out of action for a while now, but after missing the whole of 2022 and the all-important T20 World Cup in 2022. The Rajasthan pacer has not been able to live up to his potential due to a string of unfortunate injuries and will look to make come back to cricket through IPL 2023.
Deepak Chahar speaking to Sports Tak said that he believes more in the process than the results, he always believed that he can bowl at 140kph and that his strength is to swing the ball in both ways. Chahar further said that he believes that if he is bowling and batting the way he wants, then chances will come on their own.
“Process is simple. When I wasn’t playing for India, even then I used to follow this process and it hasn’t changed even now. I believed back then as well that if I can bowl around 140 kph, and swing the ball both ways, I will not have any trouble getting batters out. I want that today as well, to bowl in 140s, swing both ways and contribute with the bat,” Chahar Said
After going through rehab at National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, he is now gearing up for the IPL. He will be representing Chennai Super Kings. Indian Premier League ( IPL) 2023 will kick off on 31st March 2023, the opening match is scheduled between Defending champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings at Ahmedabad.
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Chennai Super Kings will begin their preparation for IPL 2023 on March 3 in Chennai according to reports. Deepak Chahar will join the likes of MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the pre-season camp. Chahar will look to make a comeback into the Indian setup through this IPL.
Deepak Chahar wanted to replicate the performance of Star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, by performing with both bat and ball and added that the all-round performance can keep him on the team for a long period.
“Competition is tough so you obviously will have to distinguish yourself from the rest. Batting is a plus for me since I’ve been doing it since I was a child. I have focused always on it. Look at Hardik – he does all three things; bowl quickly, swing, and bat; no one can take his place in the Indian team 1 or 2 years from now. So it’s not just me; if any player can do that, he will warrant a place in the team,” Chahar Said
Multiple injuries have pushed Deepak Chahar down the squad, but the 30-year-old still hopes to make the Indian team for the ODI World Cup later this year. CSK picked him for a whopping ₹14 crores at the IPL mega-auction in 2022. Despite being ruled out from the last season, the franchise has retained him for the forthcoming edition.