Varun Chakravarthy has made headlines for his shocking rise in professional cricket in the past few years. Not long from now, he will compete in the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Dinesh Karthik believes that the secret spinner would be a great addition to the T20 World Cup squad.
Despite all the odds, Chakravarty has an incredible story to tell about how he achieved success. The Tamil Nadu spinner caught the attention of the Indian selectors during the Indian Premier League 2020 in the UAE, which was played there unexpectedly. Kartik, the man who drove the Kolkata Knight Riders into the competition, encouraged the 29-year-old to succeed.
Chakravarthy took 17 wickets at a normal of 20.94 and an economy of 6.84 during the 13 matches he played in that competition.
Being the best bowler in the competition, he was given the opportunity to join the Indian T20I team. However, he kept failing his health tests, which prevented him from being called up to the national team.
Regardless, he made his T20I debut during the recent India tour of Sri Lanka. He got two wickets in three games, but he bowled at an economy rate of 5.30. Chakravarthy could be an unexpected surprise for India, as there is no clear choice for best spinner at the T20 World Cup.
Karthik discussed with Darren Sammy during the ICC Digital show just how crucial he can be to India’s chances for pushing ahead. Karthik said, “My choice is a guy called Varun Chakravarthy. I feel he’s got something really special in him. If India goes all the way, I can promise you this boy that I’m speaking about will have played a major role in them moving forward in this tournament. Remember the name ‘Varun Chakravarthy’, Mr Darren Sammy.”
Chakravarthy has taken 27 wickets in 24 T20 matches. Due to his economy of 7.10, he is a very good pick.
During the IPL 2020, Chakravarthy demonstrated his bowling abilities, as he drove the KKR group.