Indian bowler Deepak Chahar revealed that he wasn’t ready to play for any other team in IPL other than four-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings.
Chahar joined CSK in 2018 after playing for Rising Pune Super Giant for the first two seasons of his IPL career.
Chahar has played 58 IPL matches for the MS Dhoni-led side in four seasons and picked 58 wickets at an economy rate of 7.70.
Chahar has been Dhoni’s crucial bowler in the PowerPlay overs and makes the best use of his ability to swing the ball.
IPL 2022 Auction: CSK bought Deepak Chahar for 14 crores
The 29-year-old saw a myriad bidding war between Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.
CSK entered the bidding contest when the player had breached the 10 crore mark. CSK forced Capitals to pull back when they raised the price tag to 13 crores but Rajasthan Royals challenged them until the bid went up to 14 crore.
I couldn’t imagine playing for another team: Deepak Chahar
Chahar, who was travelling with the Indian national team during the time of his auction, thanked CSK captain MS Dhoni and the team management for putting their trust in him.
“Really happy to be back in CSK and thank you so much Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) and management for showing faith in me. I couldn’t imagine playing for another team. I only wanted to play for CSK,” Chahar said in a video posted by CSK’s official Twitter handle.
CSK also purchased the likes of Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo and KM Asif.
CSK had retained MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali during the IPL 2022 retention window.