IPL 2021: Deepak Chahar celebrates a wicket for Chennai Super Kings.© Twitter
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season indefinitely suspended, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowler Deepak Chahar revealed that none of his teammates panicked after Michael Hussey and Lakshmipathy Balaji tested positive for COVID-19. The duo were living with the rest of the team in their bio-secure bubble. Speaking to Sportstar, Chahar said, “Once some reports came positive, the team management told us to isolate. We had tests everyday and reports came negative, so that was a big relief. But none of the players panicked and everyone handled it well”.
Chahar, who had tested positive for Covid during last year’s IPL which was held in the UAE, highlighted that creating bubble from one city to another could be difficult.
“When you create a bubble from one city to another, it may be a difficult task. But I am not in a position to say, what exactly happened”, Chahar added.
The 28-year-old seamer also mentioned that all the players followed the bio-secure bubble strictly.
“But obviously, I don’t know what went wrong. It is really difficult to say, because all the players followed the bubble strictly,” Chahar said.
CSK were second on the IPL 2021 points table before the BCCI and the IPL Governing Council unanimously decided to postpone the T20 tournament indefinitely.
Chahar had produced two match-winning spells in the first-half of the now-postponed IPL 2021. He picked up four for 13 against Punjab Kings and then four for 29 against Kolkata Knight Riders.
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