The pandemic coronavirus has been a nightmare for the people across the globe killing thousands of people. It has also resulted in many global even being cancelled including the forthcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which was postponed until April 15. While COVID-19 has mostly given hard times, Team India fast bowler Deepak Chahar has benefitted from it.
Chahar suffered back injury during India’s series against Bangladesh which ruled him out of action for a long period in December and as per the pacer, he would have missed a few matches at the start of IPL 2020 had it started on time. Notably, the 13th edition of the cash-rich league was slated to begin from March 29.
However, with the IPL now being postponed, Deepak Chahar will get some additional time to attain fitness and return to the game. Chahar had grabbed the headlines with his spectacular show in the shortest format registering the best figures for India when he picked six wickets in a game. But when he looked in line to cement his berth an untimely injury halted his run. He missed the home ODI series against Australia and wasn’t available for the New Zealand tour as well.
“On the personal front, this (coronavirus problem) will give me extra time to get back on the track. Had IPL started on time, there was a possibility I would have missed out on a few initial games,” Chahar told The Times of India.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus outbreak has forced the BCCI to close the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. As a result, Deepak Chahar had to return home but he continues to train and has ordered basic gym equipment. The young pacer will look to recover quickly and return to action with an eye of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020.