Vishal Mehra ∙ Feb 22 2023, 12:30 PM | 2 Min Read

Deepak Chahar confident of international comeback after injury layoff

image-lefbilzlChahar will represent CSK in IPL 2023 [Source: Twitter]

Once considered the spearhead of India's bowling attack, Deepak Chahar has fallen down the pedestal. 

Chahar suffered a stress fracture injury before the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and has struggled to come back into action since then.

Playing sporadically for India in 2022, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowler has announced his availability for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. 

The 30-year-old, who last played for India in Bangladesh, underwent rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy and gained fitness.

In Chahar's absence, bowlers like Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, and Arshdeep Singh have made a mark, establishing themselves as essential components of India's white-ball attack.

Speaking to PTI about the stiff competition around him, Chahar revealed that he concentrates on evolving his skills without caring about the cut-throat competition. 

Here's what Chahar said

"I have lived by one rule all my life. If I am fully bowling the way I want, if I am batting the way I want, there is no stopping me. That was the basic rule with which I started my career. I don't care who is playing, who is not playing, my motive is to get fully fit and perform with the ball and bat 100 per cent. If I do that, I will get my chances."

So far, Chahar has represented Team India in 13 ODIs and 24 T20Is and will be seen taking the field against Gujarat Titans in the IPL opener on March 31.