Varun Chakravarthy – The Architect of Mystery Spin

Cricket has become part and parcel of every Indian’s life and still, the interest goes on increasing day by day. The game has evolved a lot in recent years both domestically and internationally. Lots of professional leagues are having organized all over the world and players are getting enough spotlight and earning a considerable amount of money from those leagues.

Varun Chakravarthy

These leagues not only helps them to get enough income but also provides them with an opportunity to work with best coaches and also provides an opportunity to share the dressing room with famous players across the globe.  in other words, it provides the much needed international exposure which is essential to sustain at the international level.

Not only on the international level but also the professional leagues are started even at the domestic level. One among such tournament is Tamil Nadu premier league it is an event that has been organized annually by Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and it is a league based tournament involving 8 franchises across Tamil Nadu. International, national and emerging players of Tamil Nadu are allowed to take part in the tournament.

The event has been so successful over the years and lots of players came to spotlight with a stunning performance. For example, Natarajan who came to spotlight after a brilliant performance at the inaugural edition of TNPL and was picked by IPL Franchise KINGS XI Punjab for whopping 3 crores during IPL auction. Other players like sai Kishore, Koushik Gandhi are also come to spotlight and now they are playing for Ranji trophy. One of such sensation who rocked the recently concluded TNPL was Varun Chakravarthy.

The Story Behind Varun Chakravarthy

The story of Varun Chakravarthy was not similar to other cricketers as he was the weekend player who played cricket for hobby and before TNPL he was played for the local district club in weekends but somehow he managed to crack into TNPL and was picked by sachem Madurai panthers and this changed his life.

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He was in the mid-’20s which are the age not good for debut but he made his TNPL debut this year and rocked the season by slapping 22 wickets in just 9 games with the economy of 4.22. he bowled mystery spin which many batsmen find it difficult to read and if the conditions are favorable he is definitely a vulnerable to opposite batsmen.

He played a pivotal role in Madurai panthers title run this year. Then what next for Varun? Everybody is expecting Varun’s stunning entry into Indian premier league. Already there is a dearth in talent for mystery spin department for many IPL franchise and he could be an answer to those worries.

Varun Chakravarthy hits Jackpot in IPL auction 2018, Sold for 8.4 Crore to Kings XI Punjab

Finally the hard work paid off and the young uncapped all-rounder was sold for astounding 8.4 crore in the IPL auctions 2019 to Kings XI Punjab. Chakravarthy received the contract that is 42 times more than his base price of 20 Lakhs.  Another surprise package was Jaydev Unadkat, who was purchased back by Rajasthan Royals at a whopping price of 8.4 crore.


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