Varun Chakravarthy Biography – An Architect tuns into a Mystery spinner!
Varun Chakravarthy was born on August 29, 1991, in Bidar, Karnataka, India. His father Vinod Chakravarthy is a Govt. worker. His mother Malini Chakravarthy is a homemaker.
He has a sister named Vanitha Chakravarthy.
He completed his schooling from Chennai’s St. Patrick’s School. He did his graduation in Architecture from SRM University, Chennai.
An Architect Turns into A Mystery Spinner:
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.
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.
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.
Bio & Stats of Varun Chakravarthy:
|Full Name||Varun Chakravarthy|
|Date of Birth||August 29, 1991|
|Age||28 Years (in 2019)|
|Birth Place||Bidar, Karnatka, India|
|School||St. Patrick School, Chennai|
|College||S.R.M. University, Tamil Nadu|
|Height||5 ft. 9'
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Family & Relationships|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Major Teams||Karaikudi Kaalai, Kings XI Punjab, Tamil Nadu|
|First-Class Debut||Tamil Nadu vs Hyderabad, Tirunelveli (November, 2018)|
|List-A Debut||Tamil Nadu vs Gujarat, Chennai (September, 2018)|
|T-20 Debut||Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata (March 27, 2019)|
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.
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 in 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 his 39 overs.
IPL Story of Varun-The Mystery Spinner:
In 2018, Varun, CSK team k nets bowler the, where he learned a lot from a spinner like Imran Tahir.
Later, Mr. A.K. Srikkanth, a video analyst of KKR helped him to get him in the nets of KKR.
At IPL auction for 2018 season, 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.
Varun was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for 4 crores at IPL auction for the 2020 season.
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