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Varun Chakravarthy(Mystery Spinner) Age, Height, Wife, IPL, Stats & Facts

Varun Chakravarthy Biography – An Architect tuns into a Mystery spinner!

Early Life of Varun Chakravarthy:

Varun Chakravarthy was born on  August 29, 1991, in Bidar, Karnataka, India. He started playing tennis ball cricket from his very early age.

He used to play as a wicket-keeper initially, however, he got the opportunity to play age-group cricket. So he decided to quit cricket and pursued his further education in Architecture.

After completing his degree, he started working as a freelance architect, and in between, he used to play cricket in his spare time. So he quit his job and started playing cricket.

 

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He started playing cricket as a fast bowler from Chennai’s CromBest cricket club and ends up injuring his knee. So keeping that injury in mind, he started spin bowling.

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He has very good control over Off-Break, Leg-Break, Flipper, Slider, Top-Spin, etc. So that many variations in his spin bowling make him a mystery spinner.

Varun Chakravarthy Biography:

Varun Chakravarthy's Profile
Personal Life
Full NameVarun Chakravarthy
Nickname Not Known
Date of BirthAugust 29, 1991
Age29 Years (in 2020)
NationalityIndian
ReligionHindu
Zodiac/Sun SignVirgo
Birth PlaceBidar, Karnatka, India
SchoolSt. Patrick School, Chennai
CollegeS.R.M. University, Tamil Nadu
Physical Stats
Height5 ft. 9'
(175 cm)
Weight70 kg
(154 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorLight Brown
Family & Relationships
Father

Occupation
Vinod Chakravarthy

Govt. Worker
Mother

Occupation
Malini Chakravarthy

Homemaker
SiblingsVanitha Chakravarthy
Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendNot Known
Career
ProfessionCricketer
CoachS. Vincent
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleSpinner
Major TeamsKaraikudi Kaalai, Kings XI Punjab, Tamil Nadu
First-Class DebutTamil Nadu vs Hyderabad, Tirunelveli (November, 2018)
List-A Debut Tamil Nadu vs Gujarat, Chennai (September, 2018)
T-20 DebutKings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata (March 27, 2019)

Family Background:

Varun Chakravarthy’s father Vinod Chakravarthy is a Govt. worker. His mother Malini Chakravarthy is a homemaker.

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He has a sister named Vanitha Chakravarthy. His fiancee’s name is Pooja.

Education:

He completed his schooling at Chennai’s St. Patrick’s School. He did his graduation in Architecture from SRM University, Chennai.

Varun Chakravarthy’s Cricket Career:

After overcoming his injury, he started playing in the IV Division in Chennai League from Jubilee Cricket Club.

In the 2017-18 One Day season, the mystery bowler took 31 wickets in 7 matches at an economy of 3.06.

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In TNPL 2018 season, he took 9 wickets in 10 matches with an outstanding economy rate of 4.70.

On September 20, 2018, he started his List-A career against Gujarat in Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 18 runs and also took a wicket in the match. In Vijay Hazare Trophy, Varun took 22 wickets in 9 matches with an average of 17.0 an economy rate of 4.23. Later he was selected for Tamil Nadu Ranji Team and made his First-Class Debut.

On November 12, 2018, he made his First-Class debut against Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy. He just got 1 wicket in the 39 overs he bowled in the match.

Cricket Stats:

Cricket Stats:
Batting Stats:
First ClassList-AT20
Matches194
Innings-5-
Runs-60-
H.S.-32-
Average-20.00-
S.R.-81.08-
100s/50s-0-
Bowling Stats:
First ClassList-AT20
Matches194
Innings194
Wickets1225
Average105.0016.6826.80
Economy2.694.238.93
B.B
(Match)
1/1055/382/25

IPL Story of Varun-The Mystery Spinner:

He used to be a nets bowler for CSK in 2018, where he learned a lot from a spinner like Imran Tahir. Later, Mr. A.K. Srikkanth, a video analyst of Kolkata Knightriders (KKR) helped him to get him in the nets of KKR.

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At the IPL auction for the 2018 season, Varun Chakravarthy was bought by KXIP for a whopping price of 8.4 crores, the costliest player of KXIP of that season. But the mystery spinner didn’t get so much chance to play in that season. He just played in only one match of the tournament.

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Chakravarthy was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for 4 crores at the IPL auction for the 2020 season. He made his debut for KKR on September 27, 2020. Also, on his 10th match of the season, he picked 5 wickets for 20 runs, against Delhi Capitals, and earned the man of the match award.

IPL Stats:

IPL Stats
Batting Stats:
YearMatchesRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike-Rate100/50
2019100*--0/0
Bowling Stats:
YearMatchesWicketsBest Bowling
(Match)
AverageStrike-RateEconony
2019111/3535.0018.0011.66

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