ZIM v IND 2022: "Could have made a comeback 2-3 weeks ago," Deepak Chahar talks about his injury

Chahar will make his comeback in the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Deepak Chahar | Getty

Indian pacer Deepak Chahar said that he could have returned in the ongoing T20I series against West Indies but he didn’t want to rush and give his 110% for the team. 

Chahar has been out of action for almost 8 months. The seamer suffered a quadriceps injury while playing against West Indies in February. Things got even worse for him when during his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), he picked up a back injury.

Chahar was ruled out of the IPL 2022 and also missed several bilateral series for India. But in what has been the biggest positive for Team India, he is all set to make his comeback. 

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Deepak Chahar has been named in the ODI squad against Zimbabwe and the series will hold extreme importance for him as this would be a great opportunity for him to reclaim his spot back in the side and make himself a strong case for the T20 World Cup 2022. 

Speaking to News24, Chahar said that he could’ve made his comeback 2-3 weeks ago but he wanted to give his best for the team. 

“If I wanted, I could have made a comeback 2-3 weeks ago only. I could have played the T20 series against West Indies. But then, my thought process was that whenever you play, you give your 110 percent. Don't even play at 99 percent. I believe I should be able to perform better than the time before I got injured,” Deepak Chahar said. 

Chahar said that injuries give opportunities to players to get back to basics and come back strongly with a better version. 

"I've had a lot of injuries in the past. But I have always believed that whenever you get injured, it gives you time to get back to basics. If you have any weaknesses, it give you time to work on them. I've always worked on my game whenever I got injured," he said. 

The ODI series between Zimbabwe and India will be played from 18th August to 22nd August.

(News 24 inputs) 


By Ankitjit Singh - 05 Aug, 2022

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