Indian Pacer Deepak Chahar praised captain MS Dhoni and hailed him as a person who makes people remember their strengths. He has been out of action since last year due to a lower back injury playing against West Indies. The Coronavirus forced lockdown had given Chahar a window to recover from his injury and he now has an opportunity to be part of the IPL with
MS Dhoni last played an international match in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand. Unfortunately, India lost the match and MS Dhoni has not been on the cricket field ever since. He will be back on the field leading CSK into the IPL in UAE which begins on 19th of September.
Deepak Chahar Reveals MS Dhoni’s Constant Support During Recovery
Deepak Chahar has fully recovered from the back injury he faced last year and is ready to roar back into the pitch with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He has revealed how MS Dhoni used to constantly support him during his recovery by calling and advising him.
“I have been in touch with Mahi bhai during this period. Some days back he had made a phone call and said “body mei aa gai tere energy level? Baar baar injured kyun ho jata hai (have you got your energy levels back? Why do you get injured so often?). His phone calls really motivated me. It feels great when a legend like him calls and gives advice. I am happy to have a legend like Mahi bhai by my side,” Deepak Chahar told Timesofindia.com.
“Mahi bhai gives me proper advice. He has suggested a few exercises to keep myself fit. He has asked me to take proper rest. He always says one thing – ‘unfit nahi hona hai tune’ (you can’t be unfit),” the 28-year-old fast bowler said.”
He also revealed how Dhoni is always giving advice even before matches and never fails in filling you up with motivation
“I always want to play in a yellow jersey and want my captain to be Mahi bhai. He is an amazing leader. He gives us advice ahead of a match and after the match. Once I asked him, Mahi bhai, kya karu? (What do I do)? He instantly said ‘woh tera kaam hai’ (That’s your job). But he came up to me and advised me. He is a person who will inject confidence in you. He will make you remember what your strengths are,”
I am confident that Mahi bhai will take CSK to the title win this time: Deepak Chahar
The 28 year old pacer has been a part of CSK for two years now and is all praises for his captain MS Dhoni whom he also played under at Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016 and 2017. Chahar told he used the lockdown period to take rest, recuperate from the injury and introspect.
“I have played a lot of cricket under him (MS Dhoni). I have been playing for CSK for four years now. CSK is like a family and Mahi bhai handles it really well. I know he hasn’t played for India for the past one year. But watching him again on the cricket field will be so exciting. I am also eager to play under him,” an excited Chahar, who has played 3 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India so far.
“I am really looking forward to the IPL, as nothing was happening in Indian cricket. I am so excited that the tournament is set to begin. I am confident that Mahi bhai will take CSK to the title win this time. I got injured in December last year and since then I haven’t played any cricket. I want to start afresh and IPL will give me that platform.”
In 34 IPL matches so far, Chahar has claimed 33 wickets He is an exceptional swing bowler and if he can stay fit, there is no doubt that Chahar will be one of India’s bowling mainstays in the years to come.