Indian batsman Dinesh Karthik feels mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy will be the best bowler at the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. Karthik feels the variations Chakravarthy possesses make him an X-factor for the Indian team.
Dinesh Karthik backs Varun Chakravarthy
During a discussion with former West Indies skipper Daren Sammy on ICC’s official website, Karthik said Chakravarthy will enjoy plenty of success at the T20 World Cup. The Indian wicketkeeper went on to claim that Chakravarthy has “something special” in him.
“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. Daren Sammy,” Karthik stated.
Dinesh Karthik further named the two finalists of the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. He didn’t predict a winner but wished to see India taking on the defending champions West Indies in the grand finale.
“I’m not going to go all the way to who is going to win but I’ll tell you this, I’d love to see an India vs West Indies Final. My second favourite team after India would definitely be West Indies, only for the flair of cricket that they play. I think in this format, they love it, it brings out the best in them and I would love to see the West Indies in the final,” Dinesh Karthik concluded.
Chakravarthy rose to fame after a promising display of bowling in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He played 13 matches for his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and picked up 17 wickets. His heroics in the tournament earned him a maiden India call-up for the Australia tour but he missed the flight due to an injury.
He was also denied a chance in the home series against England due to fitness issues. However, he made the cut in the recently concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka.