Deepak Chahar was phenomenal for India in the shortest format of the game. He has represented India in 10 T20Is, accumulating 17 wickets at an average of just 14.76.

The young pacer took 6/7 against Bangladesh in the T20 series in Nagpur, registering the best bowling figures in T20 cricket.

He is currently out of the Indian team following his back injury. In an interview with Telegraph, Chahar told, “The stress fracture is mainly due to playing excess cricket. Therefore, I have to be selective now or else I won’t be able to survive”.

Chahar is hoping to return ahead of the IPL.“My objective is to keep performing better, but I will also be doing the required training and exercises so that I regain my lost pace. Since I was playing continuous matches, I lost around two-three kilometers of pace”.

He made a sensational first-class debut but soon realized that his pace would not work in the international arena.

“I knew if I need to succeed at the highest level I need to increase my pace. I knew I had to bowl at 140. Since I was a child, I had tried to go to 140 from 135 because that’s the deadliest ball. But I realized, you can face 150 on a flat pitch, but if it swings at around 140 it’s more difficult,” he added.

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