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Who is Varun Chakravarthy? Unknown Facts About KKR’s Mystery Spinner

Times of Sports(TOS) has listed the unknown facts about the KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy. Who got his maiden national call for the Australian tour after his impressive IPL performance. Varun’s name has been included in the squad list for the Australia tour.

Varun Chakravarthy has become the first bowler to bag five wickets in a match in IPL 2020 tournament. Chakravarthy has become an inseparable spinner for KKR. Particularly when Sunil Narine was out due to a suspect bowling action, Chakravarthy filled in well.

Though Chakravarthy executes wonderful performance in IPL sofar he faces a lot of hurdles before making the maiden call for the national team.

Unknown Facts About Varun Chakravarthy

Late starter

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.

Wicketkeeper turned Bowler

Did you know, Chakravarthy was a wicketkeeper-batsman when he started out? He did not get a lot of recognition with the gloves on and hence decided to take them off.


To make ends meet, Chakravarthy worked as an architect. He also got a degree in architecture a degree in architecture at the SRM University in Chennai. After completing the five-year course, Varun worked as a freelance architect.

Dinesh Karthik Spots Talent

It was Dinesh Karthik who backed the cricketer after seeing him bowl in the nets in Chennai. Soon, he landed himself a contract with the Knight Riders and the rest as they say is history.

Left His Job

He left his job as an architect and joined CromBest Cricket Club as a seam-bowling allrounder. But a knee injury he sustained during the second match relegated him to the sidelines.

Varun Chakravarthy Batting Stats

Mat No Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST
Career 12 1 10 7* 5 15 66.66 0 0 0 0 3 0
2020* 11 1 10 7* 5 15 66.66 0 0 0 0 3 0
2019 1 0 0 0* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Varun Chakravarthy Bowling Stats

Mat Balls Runs WKTS BBM Ave Econ SR 4W 5W
Career 12 282 351 14 5/20 25.07 7.46 20.14 0 1
2020* 11 264 316 13 5/20 24.3 7.18 20.3 0 1
2019 1 18 35 1 1/35 35 11.66 18 0 0
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