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Chennai Super Kings, who lost four consecutive matches in IPL 2022, has suffered another major setback. Team all-rounder Deepak Chahar has been ruled out for the entire season due to a back injury. Deepak suffered a leg injury during the T20I series against West Indies. His quadriceps muscles were injured. He went to the National Cricket Academy for its rehab. The leg injury was getting better but then Deepak got hurt in his back.
He was in rehab at the National Cricket Academy, Bangalore since he was injured during the T20I series against West Indies in Kolkata on 20 February this year. During this, his back hurt. According to sources, the India and Chennai Super Kings fast bowler suffered the injury during his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Deepak Chahar was bought by Chennai Super Kings in a mega auction held in Bangalore with a huge bid of 14 crores. Deepak was a part of Chennai till last season, but the franchise did not retain him. After this, Deepak again joined the team by making a big bid in the mega auction.
In the absence of Deepak Chahar, Chennais bowling attack has become very weak. Deepak was adept at taking wickets with the new ball. In his absence, the team is not able to take wickets in the power-play. So there is no pressure on the rival team.
Deepak has so far taken 59 wickets in 63 matches in his IPL career. Recently, he had started showing wonders with the bat as well. Due to this he was seen as an all-rounder. He led India to victory by playing the finest half-century in Sri Lanka against Sri Lanka. Even after this, he played important innings for India on some occasions.
Talking about the overall record, Deepak Chahar has had a great game so far in the tournament, taking 59 wickets in 63 matches, during which his best performance is four for 13 runs in a match. Deepak Chahar started his career with Rising Pune Supergiants under Dhonis captaincy in 2016, when he was bought by the team for a base price of 10 lakhs. In the 2018 Mega Auction, Chennai Super Kings added 80 lakhs to them.