India and Chennai Super Kings’ seam bowler Deepak Chahar has provided input on his recovery from a back injury and his comeback in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Chahar’s rehabilitation process was hampered by the closing of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore due to the scare of COVID-19.
The eleventh edition of the IPL also was postponed to April 15, originally slated to commence from March 29.
However, the long lay-off from sporting action served as a boon for Chahar’s ambition of featuring in the IPL in its entirety. Earlier, Chahar was scheduled to miss out on at least half of the tournament due to his injury.
“On the personal front, this (coronavirus problem) will give me extra time to get back on the track. Had IPL started on time, there was a possibility I would have missed out on a few initial games.” Chahar told TOI.
Despite the lockdown imposed in various cities, Chahar suggested that he would continue to resume his training at his academy in Agra so that it doesn’t hamper his recovery.
“Even our academy is shut, but I might practice alone there but I might practice alone there. In fact, two days ago I had ordered a few basic gym equipments, so that my exercise does not stop,” added the 27-year old.
Chahar last year ended up with the best bowling figures in T20Is with his exemplary spell of 6/7 against Bangladesh in the third T20I.
The swing-bowler also became the only Indian to take a hat-trick in T20Is in the same match, which helped India clinch the series 2-1. Chahar last featured against West Indies in Vizag on December 18, 2019.