Varun Chakravarthy Biography – An Architect tuns into a Mystery spinner!
Family Background of Varun Chakaravarthy:
Varun Chakaravarthy was born on August 29, 1991, in Bidar, Karnataka, India. His father Vinod Chakaravarthy is a Govt. worker. His mother, Malini Chakaravarthy, is a homemaker.
He has a sister named Vanitha Chakaravarthy.
He completed his schooling at Chennai’s St. Patrick’s School. He did his graduation in Architecture from SRM University, Chennai.
He started playing tennis ball cricket from his very early age.
He used to play as a wicket-keeper initially. Varun then started playing different age-level cricket. However, he didn’t get selected for his state team. 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.
Varun Chakravarthy Biography:
|Varun Chakravarthy's Profile|
|Full Name||Varun Chakravarthy|
|Date of Birth||August 29, 1991|
|Age||30 Years (in 2021)|
|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)|
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 seasons, the mystery bowler took 31 wickets in 7 matches at an economy of 3.06.
In TNPL 2018 season, he took nine 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 one wicket in the 39 overs he bowled in the match.
IPL Story of Varun – The Mystery Spinner:
He used to be a net-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.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) bought Chakaravarthy for a whopping price of 8.4 crores (INR) ahead of the IPL 2018, the costliest player of PBKS of that season. But the mystery spinner didn’t get many chances to play in that season. He played only one match for them.
Then, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought Varun 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 five wickets for 20 runs, against Delhi Capitals, and earned the man of the match award.
He played for the same team in the IPL 2021 too.
Facts about Varun Chakaravarthy:
- He started off his career as a tennis ball cricketer.
- Initially, he wanted to be a fast bowler then switched as a wicket-keeper, and finally becomes a spin bowler.
- Varun Chakaravarthy’s wife’s name is Neha Khedekar.
- Apart from CSK, he was a net bowler of KKR also.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: Who is the wife of Varun Chakaravarthy?
Ans: Neha Khedekar
Q2: What is the height of Varun Chakaravarthy?
Ans: 5 ft. 9″ (1.75 m or 175 cm)
Q3: Is Varun Chakravarthy married?
Ans: Yes, he is married to his long-time girlfriend, now wife, Neha Khedekar.
Q4: What is the age of Chakravarthy?
Ans: 30 years (in 2021)
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