Fast bowler Deepak Chahar has lastly revealed the reason for his non-participation in India’s current tour of South Africa.
While chatting with the information company PTI, Chahar talked about that his father suffered a mind stroke earlier than India toured South Africa for 3 T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests and he needed to are likely to him.
“For me, my father comes first. I am here only because of him. Whatever I have achieved is because of my father. If I am not there for him in those situations, then obviously, what kind of son I am?” Chahar informed PTI.
“If the collection was in India, then I might have certainly tried to play. You can come to the hospital should you want inside 4-5 hours. But clearly, [from] South Africa it takes 2-3 days to come back again.
“It was an easy decision to be with my father. Any son would do that,” he added.
While his father is doing fantastic now, he (Deepak’s father) was admitted to a hospital in Aligarh and Deepak stayed with him for 25 days. Deepak was not in a position to dedicate time to his health regime correctly and therefore “wasn’t ready” for the three-match T20I collection in opposition to Afghanistan which succeeded India’s South Africa tour.
“I was with my father in the hospital for 25 days. He was admitted in Aligarh. We all had to stay there,” he stated.
“I used to be solely in a position to do some workouts. I used to be not in a position to do any cricketing actions. That’s why I used to be not prepared for the Afghanistan collection. I had not practised for a month or so.
“After that I went to the NCA. I started my practice again and now I am fully fit. Everything is good. I trained really hard for the IPL and the World Cup,” Chahar talked about.
The 31-year-old bowling allrounder is specializing in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 and feels that “there is always a requirement for a bowler who can bat at Nos. 7, 8, 9” to strike the precise steadiness in a T20 squad.