Deepak Chahar to miss rest of the IPL 2024, Stephen Fleming updates about pacer’s injury

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK), one of the most successful teams in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been dealt a significant blow. Their star pacer, Deepak Chahar, is likely to be ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2024 due to a hamstring injury.

During the match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chepauk, Chahar pulled his hamstring while bowling his first over and was forced to leave the field after just two deliveries. This incident has raised serious concerns about his fitness and availability for the upcoming matches.

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Stephen Fleming hoping for a positive report on Deepak Chahar

“Deepak Chahar doesn’t look good. Initial feeling wasn’t great. So we are waiting for a more positive report. Physio and doctors will have a look. Sri Lankan boys are off to get visas. So we are hoping that their process is smooth. And we get them back for our next game up north (at Dharamshala).”

“Richard Gleeson was good, he was positive. Tushar Deshpande got flu, so we had to make a few changes today, which is a bit unusual. But again that’s part of it and we have got resources. It’s just they haven’t got time to be comfortable about their roles and us to be comfortable with the game plan that we are struggling with,” CSK coach Stephen Fleming said in the post-match presser.

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This injury couldn’t have come at a worse moment for CSK, who were already grappling with the absence of crucial bowling options. Matheesha Pathirana, their strike bowler, is sidelined due to a niggle, while pacer Tushar Deshpande is down with flu. With Chahar’s uncertain status, CSK’s bowling lineup faces a formidable challenge, amplifying the team’s concerns about their defensive abilities.

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The potential loss of Deepak Chahar is a significant setback for CSK. He has been a key player for the team, often providing crucial breakthroughs with his swing bowling. His absence could disrupt the team’s bowling strategy and put additional pressure on the remaining bowlers.

As the IPL 2024 progresses towards its business end, it remains to be seen how CSK will cope with this setback. The team management will be hoping for a speedy recovery for Deepak Chahar, but they will also need to prepare contingency plans to ensure the team’s competitive edge is not compromised.

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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