Deepak Chahar tests negative twice, returns to CSK team hotel A few weeks ago, Deepak Chahar and one more cricketer had tested positive for the dreaded virus along with several other associates of the CSK contingent after reaching Dubai for the IPL.
Chennai Super King’s star pacer returned to the team hotel on Wednesday after testing negative twice. The IPL is supposed to start from September 19, where the maiden match is between the league’s champions, CSK and MI.
CSK CEO KS Vishwanathan told PTI on Wednesday, “Deepak Chahar has returned two tests negative and is all set to join his team members at the hotel.’’
However, the player will have to undergo the BCCI protocol. Chahar will undertake a cardiovascular test, which will further indicate the extent of his recovery, post which he will be tested for the virus again. If this time the test returns negative, he will be allowed to join the team training.
Deepak has completed his 14 day isolation period in a separate hotel. On being asked how many more days it will take for the seamer to comeback, Vishwanathan conceded, “It will entirely depend on his recovery. I cannot put a timeline but it will take at least four more days before we see Deepak training with his teammates. However, nothing is confirmed.”
CSK that saw an unfortunate return of Raina and Harbhajan is still struggling in banding their team together. However, with captain cool at the helm, CSK fans have little to worry about. The team coach and management sincerely believe in Dhoni and his capability to secure a win even in the direst of situations.
With Chahar back in the team bubble, it is possible that CSK re-writes history by winning an IPL season that is not happening in the country. The coronavirus pandemic has had its effects on other teams, too, but with BCCI’s concerted efforts to contain the virus, we hope everything fares well during the tournament.