Big blow to India! Star player could miss Sri Lanka series
Deepak Chahar was seen hobbling during the third T20 match against West Indies after he pulled on a hamstring muscle. The hamstring injury he sustained last week makes him doubtful for the T20I series against Sri Lanka, starting on February 24.
Throughout the West Indies series, Chahar looked sharp. Before encountering trouble in the third T20I, he had bowled 11 balls and took two wickets. He looked in a lot of pain and was taken off the field immediately. India went on to win the match by 17 runs after some good performances by Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, and Harshal Patel.
According to India Today, Chahar’s right hamstring is under examination, and the extent of the injury is not yet known. In case it is a tissue tear, the pacer may also miss the initial leg of Indian T20 League. Chahar was roped in by Chennai for whopping 14 crores.
In usual cases, a hamstring tear takes 6 weeks to recover completely. As of now, he is most likely to miss out on the T20 series against Sri Lanka scheduled to begin on the 24th of February.
Meanwhile, India defeated West Indies in a complete white-ball series. They first took hold of the ODI series played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and won it 3-0. They then moved to the Eden Gardens in Kolkata to play the three T20I’s. They whitewashed the Windies in the T20 series as well.
India is scheduled to play Sri Lanka next in a T20 and Test series. Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the Test captain as well. The first T20 game will be played in Lucknow.