After losing to the Mumbai Indians on Saturday, the Chennai Super Kings have been dealt with another blow as their fast bowler Deepak Chahar has picked up an injury.
Chahar, who has played all seven games for the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings side, has taken six wickets so far in the season at an average of 23.17. The CSK coach, Stephen Fleming has confirmed that the team will miss the services of Chahar for the next two weeks.
The young fast bowler pulled his hamstring in his third over of MI’s innings. He left the field immediately and was not able to take any further part in the match, as CSK went on to lose by eight wickets after a brilliant knock by opposition captain Rohit Sharma.
“He has had hamstring injuries in the past, he has a pretty good idea when he is in trouble so it’s probably a couple of weeks which is a bit of a blow,” Fleming said during the post-match press conference.
Amidst Chaha’s injury, CSK got the major boost in the form of Lungi Ngidi who returned to the camp following the tragic death of his father.
Ngidi has already proved what he is capable of doing in the International cricket when India toured South Africa. He attracted MS Dhoni and the CSK thinktank used their magic stick to grab him in the auction.
One can expect that Lungi Ngidi will directly head into the playing XI as CSK started with Mark Wood but he failed to make a mark.
When the time came for Ngidi to make his debut in the IPL for the first time, the unfortunate incident took place. However, it seems like the Proteas pacer has come out of it and is eager to continue his cricket. Yesterday, he made his way back to India and joined the CSK franchise.
Ngidi replacing Deepak Chahar, most likely, Chennai could ask Imran Tahir to warm up the bench.