Deepak Chahar will recover most if not entire Rs 14 crore from insurance: BCCI Official

Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of on-field action for three months due to a back injury

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Deepak Chahar. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

A back injury has ruled Deepak Chahar out of the ongoing IPL 2022. He was bought back by the defending champions Chennai Super Kings for a staggering INR 14 crore at the two-day mega auction in February. Unfortunately for Chahar, he suffered a quadriceps tear in the same month during a home T20I against the West Indies for which he had to undergo rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. While recovering from that injury, he sustained a back injury which ruled him out of entire season.

Now, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official has come forward and made it clear that the bowling all-rounder will not lose out on his IPL 2022 revenue despite not featuring in even a single game this season. At the same time, the official also added that the Rajasthan cricketer will recover most if not the entire amount from his INR 14 crore salary.

Deepak Chahar will not lose out on his IPL revenue: BCCI official

“The BCCI has insured IPL contracts of all the players and it has also been paying the premium. Deepak will recover most if not entire Rs 14 crore from insurance,” the BCCI official said as quoted by Cricbuzz.

The injury will sideline Deepak Chahar for at least three months. Earlier, there were also rumours that the extent of the injury was so severe that it could also rule him out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 which is scheduled to take place in Australia in October-November. The promising bowler’s absence has hurt the title-holders so far in this tournament as they have only managed a solitary win from their five games this season.

Barring the Caribbean sensation Dwayne Bravo, none of the other bowlers have been impressive for CSK as far as consistency is concerned. Deepak Chahar has been one of the four-time champions’ integral members and has also played a key role in their title triumphs in the 2018 and 2022 editions respectively. The all-rounder had finished the 2021 season with 14 scalps from 15 appearances averaging 32.21 and a strike rate of 23.14.

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