Deepak Chahar

IPL 2024: Stephen Fleming provides worrying update on Deepak Chahar

On Wednesday, May 1, during the Chennai Super Kings vs. Punjab Kings game, Deepak Chahar left the field due to an injury.

Deepak Chahar did not appear well, according to head coach of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Stephen Fleming, after the seasoned bowler hurt himself while bowling during the match on May 1 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai against the Punjab Kings (PBKS).

CSK had set a target of 163 for the visitors, and Deepak was given the first over in the second innings. The thirty-one-year-old pulled up in his delivery stride just after bowling two balls. After that, he spoke with Rututaj Gaikwad, his captain, and then headed off the field. Deepak called on Shardul Thakur to finish the final four deliveries of his over.

After this, Chahar left the field again. A worrying update on Chahar was given by Fleming following the game. He said that the “initial feeling wasn’t great” but expressed optimism that a “more positive report” would surface shortly. Additionally, he mentioned that Tushar Deshpande was not included in the playing XI on Wednesday because he was recuperating from the virus.

“Deepak Chahar is not attractive. It didn’t feel well at first. We are therefore awaiting further encouraging news. Doctors and physiotherapists will examine. Sri Lankan lads are leaving to apply for a visa. We’re looking for a seamless process there. And we reclaim them for our upcoming game in the north. Richard Gleeson was a positive and decent man. We had to make some odd alterations today because Tushar Deshpande had the sick. However, it is just a portion of it, and we are equipped. At the news conference following the game, Fleming stated, “It’s just that they haven’t had time to get comfortable in their roles and us to get comfortable with the game plan that we are struggling with.”

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Punjab Kings maintain their hopes of making the playoffs by winning back-to-back games.
After exhibiting discipline in their bowling, Punjab Kings held Chennai to 162/7 in their 20 overs. With the bowling, Harpreet Brar and Rahul Chahar impressed, taking two wickets apiece while giving up just 17 and 16 runs in their four-over stints, respectively. On the slow track, Gaikwad was CSK’s standout batsman, scoring 62 off 48 balls with style.

After Prabhsimran Singh was out cheaply, Jonny Bairstow and Rilee Rossouw stitched together a devastating 64 runs off 37 balls for the second wicket. Bairstow was out for 46 off 30 balls, while Rossouw was out for 43 off 23. With seven wickets and 13 balls remaining, captain Sam Curran and the highly effective Shashank Singh combined for a fifty-seven-ball score.

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Punjab is ranked seventh on the points table after winning their fourth game in ten games. Chennai, on the other hand, held the fourth spot after ten games with five victories and the same number of losses.