Chahar skips 5th T20I after father suffers brain stroke

  • | Wednesday | 6th December, 2023

Muzaffarnagar: Team India was without pacer Deepak Chahar for the fifth and final T20I of the bilateral series against Australia as he had to rush to Aligarh as his father Lokendra Singh suffered a brain stroke.Chahars kin told TOI that Singh had travelled for a wedding on Saturday where he suddenly faced a brain stroke. Deepak immediately left his match in Bengaluru to care for his father, prioritizing family over sports.It is more important to fulfill the duties of a son than sports, my father is very important to me thats why I am here to look after him, Chahar told TOI on Tuesday.He is in stable condition now. His well-being is of utmost importance to me. Hes been instrumental in shaping me as a player.We also published the following articles recentlyDeepak Chahar emphasizes need for preparation before Test matchesDeepak Chahar emphasizes the need for preparation and time before playing Test matches. Sudden information wouldnt allow optimal readiness for the longer format. Chahar believes that one months advance notice would be necessary to prepare for a Test match. He also discusses his role as a senior bowler in the Chennai Super Kings franchise and his readiness for T20Is.I would love to play..., Deepak Chahar aims to break this perception about himselfDeepak Chahar, a medium pacer, hopes to play Test cricket and dispel the myth that he is primarily a white-ball bowler. He believes that increasing his workload will help him become a proficient red-ball player. Deepak, who missed games due to injuries, wants to be given advance notice to prepare for Test matches. He is aiming for a spot in the 2024 T20 World Cup after his impressive performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Known for his swing bowling, Deepak has developed new variations like the knuckleball and leg-cutter.5th T20I: Australia opt to bowl, Arshdeep replaces Chahar in Indias XIIn the fifth and final T20I between Australia and India, Australia skipper Matthew Wade chose to bowl after winning the toss. All-rounder Chris Green was replaced by pacer Nathan Ellis in the Australian team. The match took place at the MChinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

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