Srinagar: India senior pacer Deepak Chahar who is coming out from the injury has said thag he doesn’t care who is in the team and who is not as he focuses on his own performance.
Chahar last played for India in the second ODI in Bangladesh where he broke down after bowling three overs. Having done an extensive rehab at the National Cricket Academy, Chahar is preparing for the IPL where he will represent the Chennai Super Kings.
I working hard for the past two three months on my fitness, I am fully fit and preparing well for the IPL,” Chahar was quoted by PTI.
“I had two big injures. One was stress fracture and one was quad grade 3 tear. They are both are very big injuries. You are out for months. Anyone who comes back after the injury it takes time, especially for the fast bowlers”.
“If I was a batter I would be playing way back long but as a fast bowler, when you have a stress fracture, it is very tough to get back on track. You can see other bowlers struggling with the back as well.”
Chahar faces stiff competition though. With Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj seemingly locked in alongwith Mohammed Shami, it is the fourth seamer’s spot that will be up for grabs and Chahar is up against Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik. Senior fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar could also be in contention, possibly depending on how he performs in the IPL.
“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,” said Chahar.