After being out of the IPL since December 2023, Indian bowler Deepak Chahar is preparing for a determined comeback. He intends to improve his bowling pace and batting versatility, so the break will give him the chance to hone his craft. His father’s illness prevented him from playing in the Twenty20 International matches against Afghanistan and South Africa; hence, his absence was due to family duties.
His most recent appearances were likewise in the Australia series; however, they were brief. He’ll be hoping for a comeback in the upcoming IPL season and to make the 2024 T20 World Cup team. This tournament is crucial for him to demonstrate his skills and establish his credentials for the international event that will begin in the West Indies and the United States of America in June.
“You’re not becoming stronger when you’re playing or in rehab. Your body’s strength is diminishing. So, for me or any athlete, now is the appropriate moment. You have to get stronger in the 1.5 or 2 months that you have. Your pace will also rise as your strength increases. Thus, yes, I was over 140 ks when I played in 2018,” Deepak Chahar stated, according to an ESPNcricinfo statement.
“Your pace decreases and you miss out on strength training when you play frequently.” It’s appropriate for me to pick up the pace now. I’ve clearly been bowling and hitting well in terms of skill. Since you can only play three or four balls when you bat at No. 8 or No. 9, I’m also attempting to improve a few shots with the bat. Thus, you need to use those balls with various shots,” he continued.
This IPL, CSK is not looking forward to Deepak Chahar as a batter.
Chahar and Shardul Thakur may improve the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting lineup up to No. 9, with Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana adding depth. Deepak Chahar’s lower-order skills help CSK. Originally scouted by Stephen Fleming as a batting all-rounder at the Rising Pune Supergiants,. The Impact Player rule reduces his requirement as a hitter, but his abilities allow him to play aggressively in the top order. In 2018, MS Dhoni even tried out a right-arm bowler at number three.
“I scored some runs in the one and only game where Mahi Bhai [Dhoni] gave me the opportunity to bat ahead of him. We also prevailed in that match. The team has benefited since I haven’t been required to bat. You know that provides the team with a lot of balance and that the hitters before us have this [depth],” Deepak Chahar said. “Mahi bhai bats at No. 8 and I bat at No. 9.”