Deepak Chahar got more time to recover his lower-back injury

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India’s pace ace, Deepak Chahar has revealed how IPL 2020 postponement has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for him. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 was previously scheduled to start from March 29 this year. But, due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the tournament was postponed by the BCCI to April 15.

Deepak Chahar, who is yet to feature in a game this year, owing to a back injury he picked up in December, feels that the delayed start to the IPL will help him fully recover from his injury.
Chahar was expected to miss the initial stage of IPL 2020 due to his injury if the tournament had begun on schedule.

Chahar told Times of India, “On the personal front, this (coronavirus problem) will give me extra time to get back on the track. Had IPL started on time, there was a possibility I would have missed out on a few initial games.”

“On March 19th the NCA was declared closed. Given the spread of coronavirus, it was the right decision to send everyone back home as we stay in hotels and eat food there itself. It is not safe in the current scenario,” he added.

Further explaining the current situation of ‘Even our academy is shut, but I might practice alone there. In fact, two days ago I had ordered a few basic gym equipment, so that my exercise does not stop.’

IPL 2020 Postponed To April 15 Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Amid the novel coronavirus scare, IPL 2020 was postponed to April 15 from the original date. The step has been taken as a precautionary measure to control the widespread of this virus, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on March 11th.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah took the decision to postpone the tournament after the Maharashtra, Delhi and Karnataka government opposed to hosting the matches in their cities.

Chahar was expected to miss the initial stage of IPL 2020 due to his injury if the tournament had begun on schedule.

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