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| On Sep 25, 2021 9:03 PM IST

Varun Chakravarthy IPL 2021 performance with KKR

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Varun Chakravarthy is a professional cricketer who represents India in T20 internationals. In the Indian domestic circuit, he plays for Tamil Nadu and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. In July 2021, he made his international debut for the Indian cricket team. On 15 September 2021, he was named as part of the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup in Oman and UAE. He shot to fame with his exploits in the Tamil Nadu Premier League.

Chakravarthy was born on 29 August 1991 in Bidar, Karnataka. Before beginning his cricket journey, he was an architect. On 20 September 2018, he made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy. In the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he was the highest wicket-taker for Tamil Nadu, with twenty-two dismissals in nine matches. On 12 November 2018, he made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy.

He was chosen to India’s T20 International team for the series against Australia in October 2020. Chakravarthy, however, was ruled out of the squad after suffering an injury. He was next selected in India’s T20I team for the series against England in February 2021. He was chosen in India’s One Day International and T20 International teams for the series against Sri Lanka in June 2021. On 25 July 2021, he made his T20I debut for India against Sri Lanka, getting the wicket of Dasun Shanaka.

Varun Chakravarthy IPL Profile

Date of Birth 21 August 1991
Team Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL Debut 2019
Auction Price INR 4 crore
Batting Style Right-handed
Bowling Style Right-arm Leg Spin
Matches 23
Runs 12
Wickets 28

Varun Chakravarthy in IPL Career and Performance

Varun Chakravarthy was the buzz of the town after his heroics in the TNPL in 2018. In the 2018 IPL auctions, the then 27-year-old spinner won the jackpot. Kings XI Punjab paid INR 8.4 crore to acquire his services. Varun, however, only played one game for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2019 before being sidelined for a long time due to a finger fracture.

Despite an injury-plagued season, Varun was lucky in the auctions for a second time when Kolkata Knight Riders paid INR 4 crore for him. Knight Riders beat out Royal Challengers Bangalore for his services. In his debut season for the side in purple, he took 17 wickets, including a five-wicket haul against the Delhi Capitals.

Buoyed by his selection in the Indian team for the ICC T20 World Cup, Chakravarthy would be keen to impress in the UAE leg of the IPL.


Varun Chakravarthy IPL Salary

Ever Wondered how much Chakravarthy earns in the IPL? Varun Chakravarthy’s IPL salary is INR 4 crores. It is an astonishing amount considering he has limited international experience. In 2018 he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab for a whopping INR 8.4 crores, a sum 42 times his base price.

Year Team Salary
2021 Kolkata Knight Riders INR 4 crores
2020 Kolkata Knight Riders INR 4 crores
2019 Punjab Kings INR 8.4 crores
Total INR 16.4 crores

Varun Chakravarthy IPL Wickets

Chakravarthy’s highly deceptive spin is custom-made for the shortest format of the game. The wily leg spinner bowls in the middle overs and entices batsmen for the big shots. For the Punjab Kings, he played a solitary game where he picked up a wicket. In his debut season for the Kolkata Knight Riders, he took 17 wickets in 13 games. The highlight of his season was a five-wicket haul against the Delhi Capitals. He has ten wickets in 9 games in the ongoing season, including a 3-wicket haul against Royal Challengers Bangalore.


Varun Chakravarthy IPL Bowling

Chakravarthy is a mystery leg spinner. He is tough to pick, and most batsmen fail to anticipate which way the ball will turn. He bowls tight lines and lengths. Chakravarthy is very economical and usually has a high dot ball percentage. Googlies, top spinners, carrom balls, and yorkers, etc., he has it all in his locker. According to him, flat tracks suit him better than turning wickets.


Varun Chakravarthy IPL Salary

Ever Wondered how much Chakravarthy earns in the IPL? Varun Chakravarthy’s IPL salary is INR 4 crores. It is an astonishing amount considering he has limited international experience. In 2018 he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab for a whopping INR 8.4 crores, a sum 42 times his base price.

Year Team Salary
2021 Kolkata Knight Riders INR 4 crores
2020 Kolkata Knight Riders INR 4 crores
2019 Punjab Kings INR 8.4 crores
Total INR 16.4 crores

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Varun Chakravarthy IPL 2021 playing team

Varun Chakravarthy dons the purple and gold of Kolkata Knight Riders. He had made his IPL debut against them in the Eden Gardens in 2019. A year later, the KKR think tank bagged his services at the auction. Incidentally, he was a net bowler for the Knight Riders in the 2017 edition of IPL. He must have picked a trick or two from Sunil Narine.

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FAQS

Is Varun Chakravarthy playing IPL?

Varun Chakravarthy is part of the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021. He is the go-to bowler for Eoin Morgan to take wickets. He sometimes bowls in the powerplay to contain the run rate but is most effective in the middle overs. Chakravarthy tested positive for the coronavirus in May 2021 following which BCCI suspended the tournament.

In which team Varun Chakravarthy is in IPL 2021?

Varun Chakravarthy wears the Kolkata Knight Riders’ purple and gold. In 2019, he made his IPL debut against them at Eden Gardens. At the auction a year later, the KKR think tank won his services. He is one of their main wicket-taking bowlers. So far, he has taken ten wickets in nine games.

Is Varun Chakravarthy married?

Varun is married to his long-time girlfriend Neha Khedekar. Before getting married, the two were said to have been dating for a long time. Prior to their wedding, Neha Khedekar was also spotted applauding and supporting the cricketer on social media throughout his matches. On December 11, 2020, the pair married in a private ceremony in Chennai. Along with his family, the player’s close pals were also present at the event.

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