IND vs Gym Live: Deepak Chahar happy with India’s comeback

IND vs Gym Live: A six-month injury layoff can take its toll mentally but Deepak Chahar, after successfully returning to…

IND vs ZIM Live: A six-month injury layoff can take a toll mentally but Deepak Chahar, after a successful return to international cricket, feels he has picked up where he left off after suffering a career-threatening hamstring injury. Follow IND vs ZIM live updates on InsideSport.IN

The Rajasthan pacer, who bagged the ‘Player of the Match’ award with figures of 3/27 against Zimbabwe on his comeback, feels he has done a lot of work in terms of skill to match the level of performance he had in the pre-injury period.

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IND vs Gym Live: Deepak Chahar happy with India’s comeback, says ‘I’ve picked up from where I was six months ago’

Asked if he felt the door would open for the T20 World Cup, Chahar said, “I can’t say whether I will be selected or not because it is not in my hands but I have worked hard in terms of skills.

“I think I picked up from where I left off and except for the first two overs today, I bowled well. I bowled seven overs in one go which is an indication of my fitness level.” Chahar told reporters after the game.

Having regained his mojo and getting the ball to swing both ways admirably in the morning session, Chahar revealed that the plan was to bowl a fuller length delivery.

“My plan is simple, try to bowl full length when the ball swings and take wickets. If the ball doesn’t swing, have a plan ‘B’ or ‘C’. Today, when I was bowling it was swing till the seventh over. So it was simple — mix a full-length bowling and swing and confuse the batter,” she said.

For Chahar, the USP of the Harare Sports Club pitch is in the air in the morning session and somewhat muted off the track.

“There is no turn on offer or anything especially for fast bowlers. The only help you can get is in that morning session and if you play well in that session, then of course the game goes well.

IND vs Gym Live: Deepak Chahar happy with India’s comeback, says ‘I’ve picked up from where I was six months ago’

“But if you lose 4-5 wickets early on, no team can win the match from there. I felt after losing Zimbabwe by five wickets for 50 odd (66), 190 was a good effort.”

Creating workloads

Although he is known as a T20 specialist, Chahar said that once his rehabilitation at the NCA was nearing completion, he knew that the ODI in Zimbabwe would be the vehicle for his comeback and he prepared his body to suit the rigors of the 50-over format.

“I knew I would make my comeback in this series, which is an ODI series, so I started loading my body accordingly. The day I started bowling, I bowled six overs and then when I played 2-3 practice games, I bowled the full quota of 10 overs. Chahar said.

Talking about the day’s performance, he agreed that when someone returns after such a long time and those who performed in the interim also performed.

“There were difficulties. Because you are trying to regain your place in the team and in the interim, those who played also performed and consolidated their places.

“So to get your place back, you have to put in a good performance. Obviously there was pressure and I wanted to perform at the first opportunity because that’s all a player can control,” He signed off.

IND vs Gym Live: Deepak Chahar happy with India’s comeback, says ‘I’ve picked up from where I was six months ago’

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