Injury teaches Deepak Chahar to be selective about the schedule
NEW DELHI: Indian swing bowler Deepak Chahar He plans to be more selective about his playing schedule in the future after a stress fracture in the lower back became the price of striving tirelessly.
Since his debut at Twenty20 International in 2018 against England, Chahar has become a regular team selection in that format, impressing with his mastery of swing and death-overs.
The 27-year-old hoped to cement his place in the squad a day before the injury crushed him, which will keep him out of action until April.
The stress fracture in my back is mainly due to playing games too much, Chahar told the Telegraph newspaper, adding that he had been playing intensely for the past two years.
So I have to be a bit selective now. Otherwise, I will not be able to survive.
Chahar, the best performing bowler in a single Twenty20 International inning, will miss the local series of limitations against Sri Lanka, Australia and South Africa, as well as India's tour of New Zealand in the coming months.
The bowler believes that trying to get fit before this year's Indian Premier League, which is expected to start at the end of March, is a reasonable goal.
My goal is obviously to continue to perform better, but I will also do the training and exercises necessary to recover my lost rhythm. Since he was playing continuously, he had lost two or three kilometers of pace.
As for the variations, I will seek to improve my New Yorkers, which I think are already better than before. Work on leg cutters too, said Chahar.