IPL 2021: Cheteshwar Pujara was picked by Chennai Tremendous Kings on the public sale.© Chennai Tremendous Kings/Instagram
Deepak Chahar had a first-hand glimpse of Cheteshwar Pujara’s “sturdy” defence as he took his fellow Chennai Super Kings teammate on for a desk tennis match, however with a twist. Whereas Pujara performed with a desk tennis racket, Chahar used a cricket bat to face his CSK teammate. “Bhaiya yaha bhe defence kuch jayda he sturdy hai (Brother, you are too sturdy in defence even right here),” wrote Chahar within the caption for a video he posted on social media the place he’s seen having a sport of desk tennis with Pujara. “Could not get a single level with bat additionally,” added Chahar.
Chahar, who has been part of CSK since 2018, is prone to be one in all their key quick bowlers this season and Pujara, picked on the February public sale this yr, may have his first stint on the crew.
Chahar, a proper arm quick bowler, has 45 wickets from 48 IPL matches since his debut within the match in 2016.
Pujara, alternatively, shall be enjoying his first IPL since 2014. He has 390 runs from 30 matches within the match with one half-century.
The IPL begins on April 9 with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking up Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.
CSK start their marketing campaign in Mumbai on April 10 towards the runners-up from final season, Delhi Capitals.
CSK did not have the most effective season in 2020, when the league was performed within the UAE as a result of coronavirus pandemic, as they completed sixth and didn’t make the playoffs for the primary time of their historical past.
CSK are three-time IPL champions. They gained the title in 2010, 2011 and 2018.
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