Poonam Singh

After the completion of the IPL Mega Auction 2022, all the teams have begun prepping up for the T20 league. Last season's winner Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is once again looking to lift the champions title for which they tried to retain their core base of players as much as possible in the auction which held recently.

CSK bought back Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu and Robin Uthappa for the mega auction. However, it seems, the MS Dhoni led-team might face a setback as speedster Deepak Chahar, who was bought back after an intense bidding war for Rs 14 crore, might be ruled out of the lucrative T20 tournament.

Deepak Chahar, who is part of the India team, has reportedly suffered an injury during the third T20I between India and West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. 

Reportedly, Chahar was bowling the 2nd over of his spell when he stopped midway. He couldn't complete the over and had to walk off the field after injuring his right quadriceps. He was seen in a lot of pain. Following this, he was ruled for the rest of the tournament. Now, it is being said that the right-arm pacer could also miss the upcoming season of the IPL.

As per a report of Times of India, a source hinted that the issue could rule him out of the T20 league. "His injury looks bad. For all you know, he could be out of the IPL too," a source was quoted as saying by TOI.

So, if Chahar is ruled out of the IPL 2022, it will be a big blow to the franchise and the player too. As Chahar was the 2nd costliest player at the IPL 2022 mega auction and had drawn bids from as many as 4 franchises. Rajasthan Royals (RR), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC) were keen to get Chahar on board in their team, however, CSK retained him with the whopping price. 

Meanwhile, the CSK management will be hoping that Chahar recover soon and is available for the tournament.

On the other hand, the IPL governing council is scheduled to meet today to take some important decisions for the 15th Season of IPL. IPL GC led by Brijesh Patel will take important decisions on IPL dates, schedules and venues.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)