CSK Deepak Chahar’s fitness status has not been revealed

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CSK Deepak Chahar’s fitness status has not been revealed

CSK Deepak Chahar’s fitness status has not been revealed

16 March 2022

Author 77baji

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) paid a hefty 14 crore for Deepak Chahar, making him the second most expensive player in this year's IPL auction. However, while playing in the final T20 against the West Indies, the 29-year-old Rajasthan cricketer suffered a right quadriceps injury. This has ruled him out of the future engagement against Sri Lanka as well. Chahar is expected to be out for eight weeks, indicating that he will miss the first half of the IPL season, although the BCCI has yet to issue an official update on his condition.

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chennai's opener and the best run-getter in the previous edition, has also suffered a hand injury. Mayank Agarwal was introduced to the Sri Lanka T20I team after he was knocked out. The reigning champions will open their campaign on March 26 against the Kolkata Knight Riders, who finished second last year. The yellow-clad side will be hoping that its two top players can join the team soonest.

Kasi Vishwanathan gave a crucial update on Chahar and Ruturaj on Sunday, noting that the team's management is still expecting fitness updates from its important players. Players from Chennai are now practising in Surat and attending a camp at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium.

Vishwanathan stated that they don't know their present fitness level, so they won't be able to tell us when they'll be joining the team. The BCCI has clearly stated that they will notify us once they are match-fit.

Once the rehabilitation program is finished, all Indian players must report to the NCA and obtain a clearance certificate after passing several fitness tests.

In the recent mega auction, CSK elected to keep a big portion of their prior edition's core. Prior to the two-day event in Bengaluru, they have retained four players: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, and Ruturaj. Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, and Dwayne Bravo, who all played key parts in the club's title-winning season in 2021, were all invited back.

The four-time winners, on the other hand, were unable to re-sign former South African hitter Faf du Plessis, who went on to join Royal Challengers Bangalore for a fee of Rs. 7 crore. There were also some fresh faces in the Chennai squad.

The CSK signed Devon Conway, a New Zealand opener, as well as all-rounders Shivam Dube and Dwaine Pretorius. Rajvardhan Hangargekar, India's U-19 World Cup-winning bowler, was also purchased for a cost of 1.5 crore by the franchise.

Mitchell Santner, a New Zealand bowling all-rounder, was also re-signed by the Super Kings ahead of the 2022 edition. Meanwhile, fellow countryman Adam Milne was signed for 1.9 crore.