IPL 2018: CSK speedster Deepak Chahar ruled out for at least two weeks
Chahar so far has featured in all the seven games for CSK.
Updated - Apr 29, 2018 9:46 am
Deepak Chahar, who has been an integral cog in CSK’s bowling department this season has been forced to the sidelines for the next two weeks. The 24-year-old has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury and will miss out on the IPL action in the interim.
The speedster pulled his hamstring while bowling his third over against Mumbai Indians last night in Pune. He left the field immediately and did not return for the rest of the game as CSK went on to lose by eight wickets. Chahar so far has featured in all the seven games for CSK, picking up six wickets at an average of 23.17.
The news was confirmed by CSK head coach Stephen Fleming confirmed at the end of the match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. According to Cricbuzz, speaking at the post-match conference Fleming said, “He has had hamstring injuries in the past, he has a pretty good idea when he is in trouble so it’s probably a couple of weeks which is a bit of a blow.”
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit remained unbeaten on 56 off 33 balls as he chased down the competitive 170-run target in a late thriller with only two balls to spare. Needing a win to stay alive in the tournament, Suryakumar and Lewis gave Mumbai a flying start. It was then the skipper himself who took the team over the rope and kept the playoff hopes alive.
Earlier, Suresh Raina smashed an unbeaten 75 as CSK to post 169/5 on the scoreboard. Raina blasted four sixes and six fours in his unconquered innings after Ambati Rayudu’s 46 set the foundation for CSK. Skipper MS Dhoni also chipped in with 26 off 21 balls to finish strong. His innings was studded with three boundaries and a six but MI bowled well in the death overs to restrict them inside 170.