The Indian fast bowler Deepak Chahar is back into the CSK practice camp after he tested negative for COVID-19. CSK has posted his picture on its social media account. But, it was said that Deepak Chahar has just visited the practice session, and he still needs to go through some tests according to the BCCI protocols.
“Deepak Chahar has returned two negative tests for Covid 19 and is back in team bubble,” said KS Viswanathan, CEO of CSK to the press. “Now, as per BCCI protocol, he will undergo a cardiovascular test which will be an indicator of his recovery. After that, he will have another Covid Test, and if he is negative, he can join the training,”
Worryingly, the other player Ruturaj Gaikwad who was also tested positive for the virus, has to wait for his isolation period to get over. The young Indian talent was also considered as the replacement of Suresh Raina in the one drop position.
“Except for the Indian batsman, who is in quarantine, all others have come out.” mentioned the CSK CEO.
But as a happy note for the management, the 11 staff members were tested negative, and they have been relieved from the isolation process.
Meanwhile, the Proteas players Faf Du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi joined the camp after being tested negative thrice during their isolation period.
Since the teams had to fly to UAE a month before the series, CSK had a severe setback with 13 members: the 11 support staff and two players tested positive for COVID-19. This incident has forced an extended quarantine period for the Chennai based franchise. With the CSK management except for the affected members of the team were tested negative, the rest of the team started to practice on the last Friday.
With Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh opts out of this Dream 11 IPL 2020, CSK was helpless, with the other two key players getting affected by the deadly virus.
And now, as a ray of sunshine in a cloudy day, Deepak Chahar’s arrival back into the squad would have boosted CSK mates who are all been in routine practice.
Deepak Chahar was excellent in the last two seasons. The both-way new ball swinger had scalped 33 wickets so far in IPL in which 22 came out of last season alone. His pacy swingers have all the potent elements to outwin the new ball hitters. And his proceedings during the penultimate overs have been good with plenty of variations lurking in his kit.
With just one and less than a half week yet for the tournament to commence, the Indian pacer must train his body back to cricket. Although it can be a challenging time for the young bowler, he is a great athlete, and there is no doubt he could pull it off and come to the tournament as a beast.
“It depends on his recovery. I can’t put a timeline but another four days minimum. But it’s not confirmed.” said the CSK CEO and was asked about the number of days the Indian pacer would take to recover.
By bringing this Indian pacer into the side, MSD can tick the box of one new ball bowler. Slowly, CSK is getting back from the setbacks. The Master tactician MSD will take care of the side.