Deepak Chahar seems to can’t get a break with injuries. Unfortunately, the 14 crore CSK signing has suffered another injury setback as he walked off the field after bowling only the first over of CSK’s third IPL 2023 match, against Mumbai Indians, at the Wankhede.
The 30-year-old seamer had dealt with a back injury and a side strain injury in the past year and had missed the entire IPL 2022, ahead of which, in the IPL 2022 mega-auction, CSK had bought him for INR 14 crore.
CSK’s 14 crore buy Deepak Chahar missed entire IPL 2022
Now, having recovered from a back injury and a side strain injury, Deepak Chahar seems to have suffered a hamstring injury while bowling his first over against Mumbai Indians, in which he was smashed for two fours by MI captain Rohit Sharma.
In the first two matches of IPL 2023, Deepak Chahar bowled 8 wicketless overs for 84 runs. This new hamstring injury could end his IPL 2023 campaign, though an update on the extent of the injury is awaited.
Fans trolled and lamented the injury travesty that Deepak Chahar has been going through over the past year and now as well the Agra-born seamer can’t get over his body.
Here are some of the reactions of fans on Deepak Chahar’s latest hamstring injury:
— Alok Ranjan 🇮🇳 (@itsalokranjan) April 8, 2023
Deepak Chahar when asked to play cricket pic.twitter.com/3m1BOBPrFZ
— Rohan (@Csk_army1) April 8, 2023
My man chahar jogging to the crease like he's got 7 crs in each pockets.
— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) April 8, 2023
We basically threw away two IPL seasons because we made one big error in the mega auction – buying Chahar for 14 CR.
That's how ruthless the IPL is.
— ; (@171off90) April 8, 2023
Last year our bowling was weak, addition of Deepak Chahar this year has made it even weaker
— rajdeep (@rajdeepcric) April 8, 2023
Chahar walk out, Deshpande is my new hero.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 8, 2023
Chahar injured. Lol.
Feel bad for him, but investing 14 CR on him is the worst decision my club has ever made.
— ; (@171off90) April 8, 2023
— JACK (@rastasjames) April 8, 2023
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) April 8, 2023
Chahar looks done for a while,making an already bad CSK attack even worse.
— Akash (@Akashkumarjha14) April 8, 2023
Deepak Chahar to NCA pic.twitter.com/dSzd5WzrBw
— Udit (@udit_buch) April 8, 2023
If Chahar isn't fit to come back into the game.. We are forced to bring in Hangargerkar
Which makes out batting VERY LIGHT, as we are already without Stokes and Ali.
— Fantasy Cricket Pro 🏏 (Viren Hemrajani) (@FantasycricPro) April 8, 2023
— Basrani Dev (@MSDIAN___DEV) April 8, 2023
Need this type of treatment in every Match for Deepak chahar! pic.twitter.com/2wHtoxwlis
— DIPTI MSDIAN (@Diptiranjan_7) March 31, 2023
In next auction i think CSK should Release Deepak chahar and Buy back him at Lower Cost.#MIvsCSK
— Ayush (@Ayush_r_Writes) April 8, 2023
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians’ batting is floundering once again as they have slipped to 76/5 in the 10th over after MS Dhoni had put them in to bat first.
MI vs CSK Playing XI and Substitute List for Impact Player
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Sisanda Magala, Tushar Deshpande
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Tristan Stubbs, Arshad Khan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff
MI substitutes: Ramandeep Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Arjun Tendulkar, Kumar Karthikeya, Nehal Wadhera
CSK substitutes: Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ambati Rayudu, Shaik Rasheed, Akash Singh, Subhranshu Senapati