All About Varun Chakravarthy And His Cricket Career

Varun Chakravarthy is an Indian cricket player who has been featured in many circumstances playing for his domestic team and achieved much in the Indian national team. He plays for Tamil Nadu in the Indian domestic league and as well as in the Indian Premier League. He plays as a leg spinner. He was privileged to be featured in the International debut games for India in July 2021.

Varun Chakravarthy made his first List A debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018-19 season, where he was involved in a competition for the Vijay Hazare trophy. He became the leading wicket-taker in that tournament, with around twenty-two dismissals in only nine matches that he got involved in. His first debut for the Ranji trophy was on December 12, 2018. in December that same year, he was sold to Kings XI Punjab. This club mainly bought him to get involved in the IPL matches for that season.

Varun Chakravarthy was privileged to make his T20 first debut for the team on March 27, 2019. he managed to put a record of around 25 runs in one match, which is the highest number of runs that any cricket bowler can manage in IPL history. He was then released by Kings Punjab ahead of the 2020 IPL auction since Kolkata Knight Riders had shown interest in him. He was involved in the squad, representing Knight Rider in the Indian premier league ahead of the 2020 season. On October 24, 2020, he managed to take his first five- wickets in the IPL. After he had been involved in a match, he played against the Delhi Capitals. He also managed to take 20 runs in that match played in Abu Dhabi. He became the highest wicket-taker in that tournament.

In October 2020, Varun Chakravarthy was privileged since his name appeared in the T20I for the squad which would play against Australia in the Australian series. Things never worked for him right since he was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury. Therefore, he could not continue in the game with an injury. In February 2021, Varun was named in the Indias squad, which he would also feature against England. In June 2021, he was named in a one-day international trip for the ODI matches and the T20 games, which he would play in a series in Sir Lanka. He managed his debut for the T20I match on July 25, 2021. he managed to take a wicket medal from Dusan Shanaka in that match. He was also privileged to be involved in the squad that was to play against the India Squad for the matches that were to be played in a competition for the 2021 ICC men’s T20 World Cup.

Varun Chakravarthy Family Background

On August 29, 1999, Varun Chakravarthy was born in Bidar, Karnataka, India. He is believed in the Hinduism religion. His father is called Vinod Chakravarthy, who works in one of the local companies in India. He works at Bharat Sachar Nigam limited company as a social worker. His mother is called Malin Chakravarthy, who is a homemaker. He has a sister who is called Vanditha Chakravarthy. His brother’s name is not known. Varun is not married, nor is he engaged to someone.

Personal Information About Varun Chakravarthy

Real NameVarun Chakravarthy
Date of BirthAugust 29, 1999
Age22 years
Place of Birth Bidar, Karnataka , India
Nature of fieldBowler
Eye colorGrey
Hair colorBlack

Varun Chakravarthy Achievements

  • He has a TNPL breed where he has a mystery tag that has been strapped around his back. He has a bowling action resembling the Sri Lanka player Ajanta Mandis. He had started his cricketer career by being involved in wicket-keeping early when he was still in school. He turned out to be a medium-pacer in cricketer as he was growing up before he could quit his high-profile job in the architecture profession. He settled by just becoming a spinner cricket bowler in which many teams could show interest.
  • He experimented in various by experimenting himself from playing in the second division cricket games to the fourth division cricket matches. That made him so prominent in cricket history since he managed to pick 25 wickets. It saw him being snapped up in the TNPL draft for the 2017 season.
  • After completing his 2017 auction in the net season in the IPL, Varun was by then modeled in his auctions, which added to his new dimensions to his bowling career, which made him become a very hot player in the TNPL draft of 2018. It made the Madurai Panthers team pick him. So he was featured in the IPL tournament that year and managed to lead his team to win the IPL tournament.
  • Although he managed to claim only nine wickets in his tournament, his economy aggregate remained around 4.7, and the aggregate dot ball percentage was 52.08.
  •  He managed to bowl an overall of 125 dot balls in only ten innings, a rare case of players that one can ever encounter in a cricket career.
  • In the final figure in 2019, his figure read 4-1-9-2. He received many unsung hymns from different heroes of his cricket career because he had made an unthinkable triumph in cricket history.
  • After na intense bidding from several teams, they snapped him to represent KXIP in the IPL auction for 2019. He was bought at a whopping fee of around 8.4 Crores ahead of the season of 2019.
  • Varun has also been engaged in playing as a net bowler. He was part of the teammates who represented Chennai Super Kings. He was involved in the squad, representing Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL matches.

Varun Chakravarthy’s career of all formats

IPL Career

Varun Chakravarthy was considered one of the hottest players in the IPL history of the year 2019. Many teams battled to get his signature. KKR team managed to bid RS. 8.4 crore to secure his signature so that he could be featured for their team in the year 2019 in the IPL matches. In a year, the KKK think tank ensured that this spinner player had mastered more spinner dons, enabling him to secure much purple and golds for their team when he could be featured for the 2020 IPL tournament. He managed to displace Tamil Nadu, who was also a fierce leg spinner debut, the only match he was featured in the year 2021. Who also knew this guy to have several playing variations, but he had to debut KKK to pave the way for Varun.

Varun Chakravarthy is known to have quirky action, which can only be likened to that of Ajantha Mendis. He has worked closely with many famous players, not limited to  Sunil Narine, during his net season of the IPL tournament of 2017. in the following year, he became the best economic bowler featured in the 2018 IPL season. He was managed to hit around 4.7 RPO. He was named among the key players influential to Madurai Panthers in 2018. They managed to take the IPL title that year, and that was one of the most successful that he had achieved for his team. He managed to record 2/9 figures in four overs in the final game during that time. He was named the highest wicket-taker in IPL history, where he managed to take 22 wickets in only eight matches that he got involved in.

T20 Career

He was privileged to be named in the 2020 Indias T20I international matches. It was in a squad that would feature against the Australian national team. In November 2020, he was ruled out of the tournament since he had suffered an achronic injury, so he could not be featured further in that tournament. In February 2021, Varun Chakravarthy was privileged to be named the match which who played against England national team.

ODI Career

 He was named in the Indias one day team, representing his team against a one-day match that was to be played against the Sri Lanka national team. He was also privileged to play against Sir Lanka in the T20 game. He took a wicket of Dasun Shanaka in the 2021 season.

Social Media Accounts

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What is the age of Varun Chakravarthy?

He is 22 years old.

What is the height of Varun Chakravarthy?

He is 1.75m.

Who is Daniel Varun Chakravarthy?

He has not been married to anyone.