Kolkata Knight Riders Spinner, Varun Chakravarthy: Varun gained his expertise in bowling. He has the potential to deliver a bowl in seven divergent forms. In the ongoing 15th Indian Premier League, Varun Chakravarthy so far played 5 matches in the league. He has taken 4 wickets. Varun plays as leg spin bowler in Kolkata Knight Riders. So far in the league, Chakravarthy is the highest wicket-taker for Knight Riders in the prior season. He took 18 wickets in 17 matches in the prior season.
Kolkata Knight Riders: League Statistics
Kolkata Knight Riders did not let go of their leg spinner this season as well. They retained him for ₹8 crores before the auction began. Though, the mystery spinner who belongs to Kolkata Knight Riders has an ability to spin. He maintained the economy rate of 7.30. Currently, Kolkata Knight Riders acquired second position on the point table in the ongoing league. However, Rajasthan Royals attained the topmost position on the point table for the league.
In the 26th match, about to take place on April 15 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, Varun Chakravarthy seems confident in what he is doing.
Varun Chakravarthy: Statement
Varun stated that Whatever is bound to occur will occur. He states that people will make plans to counter him. He says that whatever it is it is. In the prior season, he took 6 to 7 wickets in the matches played by him in 7 matches. Even he says that it is hard to predict how many wickets a player is getting. You just can’t predict. It is bound to be like that. He even added that he is searching ways to get used to these.
Varun Chakravarthy’s IPL Experience:
Varun participated in 2019 auction, at that moment he came with a base price of ₹20 lakhs. However, Punjab Kings took him for ₹8.4 crores, which was almost 42 times the base price. He played against Kolkata Knight Riders when he was part of Punjab Kings once. Unfortunately, Punjab Kings left the spinner behind in the 2020 auction. Further, Kolkata Knight Riders took Varun under their team. They bought him for ₹4 crores in the 2020 IPL auction. Furthermore, he played 35 matches for Knight Riders until now. So far, he took 39 wickets in the matches he played. He earned the title as highest wicket-taker for Knight Riders in the 2020 and 2021 season.
Varun is now preparing himself for a new variation – ‘leg-spin’ – to take his game to another level. He already earned title as an off break, legbreak, Googly, Carrom ball, Flipper, Topspinner and slider in his spin ordnance.