The Chennai Super Kings they endured a difficult season in Indian Premier League 2022. The release experienced a consecutive consecutive captaincy with MS Dhoni taking the lead role for Ravindra Jadeja, and the all-rounder left it to the former skipper for just eight games a season. The season has been further marred by inconsistent performances and the team is now relying on multiple results to give up, in addition to aiming to win in all of its remaining games to secure a place in the playoffs. Monitor IPL 2022 coverage
CSK also lost one of its main Indian bowlers – Deepak Chahar – because he was ruled out of the season due to injury. In his absence, the team tested more Indian pacers in the XI, and Mukesh Choudhary and Simarjeet Singh have stepped up for CSK in the last few games.
Simarjeet, who made his Super Kings debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad, shone in the previous game against the Delhi Capitals as they secured 2/27 in four overs. Simarjeeta was selected by CSK at a mega auction for 20 lakh INR, and was previously part of the Mumbai Indians when he was pulled alongside during the second phase of last season.
Simarjeet, who represents Delhi, has also played for Indian U19 teams in the past; however, in a video for CSK, the bowler recalled the moment he was kicked out of the team just hours before his planned departure.
“I was once selected to play for India, when I was selected to the U-19 team in the Asian Cup. The day before we left they called me and said I couldn’t go to the Asian Cup because of some rule that made it impossible for those who played at U19 level last year to play again. Since I played at the level last year, the coaches annulled my choice – Simarjeet recalled.
“I was supposed to take off at 7 in the morning, and at 11 pm I got a call that I was no longer part of the team. So it all discouraged me. But my parents tried to calm me down by telling me that I should be proud to have gotten where I am. “This incident motivated me to be chosen to play for India in another series, such as the emerging cup or something like that,” Simarjeet said.
The Indian pacer has so far registered 11 first-class appearances for Delhi, occupying 37 gates. He also had 23 appearances on List A and the same number of appearances for T20 for the side.