IND v AUS 2023: "I took a break and made a lot of changes to my lifestyle" - Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar finished with figures of 2/44 in the fourth T20I match against Australia.

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India’s swing bowler Deepak Chahar made a stunning comeback in T20I cricket after more than one year in the fourth T20I against Australia on Friday, December 1, in Raipur.

Chahar was recalled to Team India for the final three T20Is against Australia, and he was drafted into the playing XI on Friday. He once again proved his worth by playing his role in the Men in Blue’s 20-run win over the world champions.

He finished with the figures of 2/44 in the fourth T20I match against Australia in Raipur. Chahar has been marred with injuries, with the pacer having picked up a back injury that sidelined him for almost a year.

Well, Chahar has now opened up about his comeback to the international arena after one year and what changes he had to make in his lifestyle and his bowling after recovering from the injury.

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Deepak Chahar was quoted as saying by Jio Cinema: “You always feel special when you play for India. I had last played a year ago in December. The last 2 years were up and down due to injuries. Performance-wise, it was good but marred with injuries. After IPL, I took a break and made a lot of changes to my lifestyle. Training and bowling methods were changed.”

He added, “I played 2 matches in the ongoing Vijay Hazare. Hence, I have been playing a lot of cricket and focusing on my mobility. Slowly you learn. International cricket is all about pressure. I handle that well. As I make a comeback, I want to maintain my rhythm while bowling, rather than making any extra effort.”

Chahar was also selected in India's T20I and ODI squad for the South Africa tour and he is raring to return to the rainbow nation. He signed off by saying, “On my last tour to South Africa I scored runs and took wickets as well. As a bowler you get bounce, so you have to bowl at good length.”

(With Jio Cinema Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 02 Dec, 2023

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