Indian seam bowling all rounder Deepak Chahar is fully fit and is set to make a comeback in the upcoming Indian Premier League, starting on March 31. He struggled from a stress fracture and recently, a quad grade 3 tear. He last played for India in the second ODI against Bangladesh in December 2022, where he got injured after bowling three overs.
“I have been working hard for the past two three months on my fitness, I am fully fit and preparing well for the IPL,” Chahar was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“I had two big injures. One was a stress fracture and one was a quad grade 3 tear. They are both very big injuries. You are out for months. Anyone who comes back after the injury it takes time, especially for the fast bowlers. If I was a batter, I would be playing way back, but as a fast bowler, when you have a stress fracture, it is very tough to get back on track. You can see other bowlers struggling with the back as well,” he added.
“I have lived by one rule all my life. If I am fully bowling the way I want, if I am batting the way I want, there is no stopping me. That was the basic rule with which I started my career. I don’t care who is playing, who is not playing, my motive is to get fully fit and perform with the ball and bat 100%. If I do that, I will get my chances,” he further said.
Women’s cricket will grow very fast due to WPL: Deepak Chahar
“IPL changed men’s cricket forever, people got a lot of opportunities. Same thing will happen with Women’s Premier League. Women’s cricket will grow very fast as they will face international players very early in their careers. It will also help a lot of women cricketers who have not been able to make money and will fuel competition,” he said.