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Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy

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Varun Chakravarthy – cricketer from Tamil Nadu was born on 29-08-1991 in Chennai. He made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 20 September 2018. He was the leading wicket-taker for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with twenty-two dismissals in nine matches.

He got noticed during the TNPL (Tamil Nadu Premiere League) 2018 after he choked the batsman for runs and at the same time also picked up wickets.

He drew a lot of attention at the IPL auction table in 2019 and was finally roped in by Kings XI Punjab for 8.4 crores which is thus far the highest signing amount for an uncapped Indian player.

Varun Chakravarthy Short Biography

Full NameVarun Chakravarthy
Nick NameSodukku Bowler
Date of BirthAugust 29, 1991
Home TownThanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac SignVirgo
EducationSchool – St. Patrick’s, Chennai
College – SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Qualification – Bachelor Of Architecture
FamilyFather – CV Vinod
Mother – Malini Chakravarthy
Sister – Vanditha Chakravarthy
Wife – Neha Khedekar
Marriage Date11-Dec-20
Batting StyleRight Handed Batsman
Bowling StyleRight arm leg break
Teams PlayedKaraikudi Kaalai, Tamil Nadu, Siachem Madurai Panthers,  Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders
First Class Debut12 November 2018 in  2018–19 Ranji Trophy
List A Debut20 September 2018 in Vijay Hazare Trophy
IPL DebutKKR vs KXIP on 27 March 2019
International DebutT20I Debut vs SL at R.Premadasa Stadium – Jul 25, 2021
Favorite CricketerRavichandran Ashwin



  • At 13 years old, Varun Chakravarthy began playing cricket as a wicket-guardian batsman.
  • At 17 years old, he quit cricket; as he didn’t see his future in it. In this way, he chose to turn into a draftsman.
  • In 2015, Varun began playing cricket as a medium-pace bowler for the CromBest Cricket Club.

Domestic Career

  • He came into the spotlight in 2018 when he played for the Siechem Madurai Panthers in Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), where he took nine wickets in 10 coordinates and conveyed 125 speck balls out of the 240 balls.
Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy
  • In 2018, Varun Chakravarthy got chose to play for Tamil Nadu, and he made his List An introduction against Gujarat at Chennai in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • In the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he took 22 wickets in 9 matches at an economy rate of 4.23.
  • He made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 12 November 2018.


  • In December 2018, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) got him at an incredible cost of 8.4 crores for the ‘2019 Indian Premier League’ (IPL) auction.
  • He was released by the Kings XI Punjab(now Punjab Kings) ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.
  • In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the 2020 IPL.
  • On 24 October 2020, he took his first five-wicket haul in the IPL, with figures of 5 wickets for 20 runs, against the Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi.
Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy


  • In October 2020, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Australia.
  • On 9 November 2020, Chakravarthy was ruled out of the squad after suffering an injury.
  • In February 2021, he was named in India’s T20I squad for their series against England, where he was again missed due to fitness concerns.
  • Finally, he made his International debut against Sri Lanka T20 at R.Premadasa Stadium, Jul 25, 2021, under Shikhar Dhawan Captaincy.
  • In September 2021, he is selected for the ICC T20I World Cup 2021 Squad, which is to be scheduled to happen in UAE.

Lesser Known Facts About Varun Chakravarthy

  • He quit cricket at the age of 17 to become an architect.
  • He did freelancing for 2 years before finally decided to start playing cricket again.
  • Once, during a counterpart for CromBest Cricket Club, he had endured knee damage, from that point, he couldn’t play for a half year.
  • He at that point made his rebound as a spinner and began playing for Jubilee Cricket Club in the fourth division.
  • He is fondly called ‘Mystery Spinner’ as he has 7 variations in his bowling.
  • According to him, he has seven bowling variations such as Offbreak, Legbreak, Googly, Carrom Ball, Slider, Flipper, and Topspinner.
  • He started his career as a medium pacer.
  • He has served as a net bowler for KKR and CSK in the past.
  • He also made a cameo appearance in the 2014 Indian Tamil-language sports drama film Jeeva as a club cricketer.
Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy

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