Varun Chakravarthy an Architect Turned to a Mystery Spinner

Varun Chakravarthy an Architect Turned to a Mystery Spinner

VARUN CHAKARAVARTHY

Varun Chakravarthy, The 29 year old cricket player, is recently getting fame when he got selected in the Indian cricket team for the Australian tour. Varun began leg spin bowling with a tennis ball and invented his own variation. He also played local Tennis Tournament. In 2016 at the age of 25 he quit his job, joined jubilee Cricket Club and started the process of transitioning from tennis ball to Cricket ball . After his good performance in local cricket tournaments, he got selected for the Tamil Nadu Premier. His mysterious bowling skills shown his temperament to play at big stage. In 2018-19 he represented Tamil Nadu in Vijay Hazare Trophy and with that Varun; who was an Architect till the age of 25 is now at age 29, unlikely a member of Indian Squad . Let’s have some more Information about him.

1.His Childhood : Varun was born on 29 August 1991, Bidar , Karnataka, India. In early age he wants to become a fast Bowler. But in his school team there was only a space left for a wicketkeeper so he decided to play as a wicketkeeper for his team.

VARUN CHAKARAVARTHY
Source: KKR

2.Knee Injury Changed his life  :Varun got a serious knee injury and he was not able to play for 1.5 year. Due to his injury he left fast bowling and also quit playing Cricket .

VARUN CHAKARAVARTHY

3. An Architect:  At the age of 17 he left  cricket and took admission in an Architect college. After he completed his degree he started working as a freelancer.

VARUN CHAKARAVARTHY

 4. Vijay Hazare debut:  In 2018-19 season he made a list A debut for Tamil Nadu in Vijaya Hazare Trophy and he took 22 wickets in just 9 matches .It’s a dream debut for any player.

VARUN CHAKARAVARTHY
source: TNPL

5.Ipl Debut:  In 2018 IPL auction he bought by the Kings XI Punjab at a price of Rs. 8.4 Crore. In his very first match of IPL. He conceded 25 runs in a single over which was the highest number of runs conceded by any debutant in the IPL.

VARUN CHAKARAVARTHY
Source: KXIP

6. Career Downfall :Due to his bad performance he played only a single match in 2018 IPL. Later he was released by the KXIP. He also suffered from a serious injury which turned out as a downfall in his career.

VARUN CHAKARAVARTHY
Source: KKR

7.Dream Came True : In 2020 he was bought by Kolkata Knight Rider. This auction came as a twist of fate in his career, as now he is a key player for KKR. Due to his recent  performances in IPL he has been called up for Indian cricket team for T20 series against Australia.

VARUN CHAKARAVARTHY
Source: KKR

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