IPL 2022 : CSK's Rs 14-crore signee Deepak Chahar ruled out of IPL

Deepak Chahar's back injury has all but ended his chances of playing in the present IPL-15, adding to the misery of Chennai Super Kings.

The defending champions, who entered the event without Chahar, their strike bowler, have lost all four of their matches so far

While CSK had previously stated that their Rs 14 crore acquisition would be fit by the 2nd week of April, the severity of the rupture meant there was "no likelihood of his availability

Chahar has been rehabbing at the NCA for nearly a month after suffering a quadricep rupture during India's T20I series against the West Indies in February.

Chahar was expected to miss the most of the IPL, but his fast recuperation has kept CSK hopeful of a late April return.

In February, Chahar injured his quadriceps and had to leave the field after failing to complete his spell in the third T20I against the West Indies.

The 29-year-old, who was purchased for Rs 14 crore in the super auction, was forced to withdraw from the next series against Sri Lanka.