‘The lion is ready to roar’ – Deepak Chahar’s sister Malti reacts after he recovers from COVID-19
MS Dhoni-led Yellow Army is slated to lock horns with defending champions Mumbai Indians is the opening fixture on IPL 2020, slated to take place on September 19th.
Updated - Sep 10, 2020 7:55 pm
Three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings were shaken with a major blow upon their arrival in the UAE. As many as 13 members of the CSK camp were tested positive for coronavirus. To make things worse, two of them were players.
Reports revealed that one of the players of pacer Deepak Chahar, who had delivered impressive performances with the ball during last IPL season. After almost two weeks, Chahar has joined the team’s camp after recovering from COVID-19. He is yet to resume training for the season but Chahar met his CSK teammates upon testing negative for coronavirus.
While the other COVID-19 positive player is in isolation, Chahar is set to start training with the franchise after clearing all the tests. CSK also confirmed the news of Chahar’s return by sharing his picture on the field.
Deepak’s sister Malti also reacted to the news and motivated Chahar by passing on a motivational message for him. “The lion is ready to roar,” she wrote.
— Malti Chahar🇮🇳 (@ChaharMalti) September 9, 2020
CSK will open their IPL 2020 campaign by facing Mumbai Indians
MS Dhoni-led Yellow Army is slated to lock horns with defending champions Mumbai Indians is the opening fixture on IPL 2020, slated to take place on September 19th. The Chennai franchise will be without the services of two veterans– Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh. Both the players decided to pull out from the tournament owing to personal reasons.
Suresh Raina reportedly flew back to India due to rising cases in CSK contingent. He was also a part of the one-week training camp in Chennai. After Raina’s withdrawal, Harbhajan also announced his decision citing personal reasons. The senior off-spinner had played a crucial role in CSK’s IPL 2019 campaign. In Harbhajan’s absence, Piyush Chawla is anticipated to take care of the spin department. CSK, however, haven’t named their replacements yet.
After multiple members testing COVID-19 positive and the departure of Harbhajan and Raina, CSK will be hoping to recover quickly ahead of the start of IPL 2020. The 13 positive cases also saw CSK’s camp in UAE being delayed and they were the last team to kick off the preparations for the season.