KKR’ spinner Varun Chakravarthy was over the moon when he came to know that he had been named in India’s T20I squad for the upcoming tour of Australia.
Consistent performance for KKR in IPL 2020 has earned him this call-up and Varun Chakravarthy was extremely grateful for it.
Varun Chakravarthy said that destiny had played its part in him being called up to the Indian squad and thanked the selectors and other people involved for showing faith in him.
“It all looks like some destiny, but I am really short of words right now. Because India call-up is definitely a big thing for me and I was really not expecting it. Thank you again for whoever was involved in picking me in the team, thank you so much,” Varun Chakravarthy said in a video posted on BCCI’s official Twitter page.
The 29-year-old made his name in the Tamil Nadu Premier League and was picked up by Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 IPL auction for a whopping INR 8.4 crores.
However, he failed to make any impact as he played just a solitary game for the franchise that season.
KKR showed faith in Chakravarthy and bought him in the IPL 2020 auction. Chakravarthy has repaid that faith by being KKR’s strike bowler this season.
He has not let the two-time IPL winners feel the pinch of Sunil Narine’s absence in a few crucial games.
The spinner has managed to pick up 13 wickets in 11 games so far at a brilliant economy rate of just 7.18, with best figures of 5/20 against the Delhi Capitals.
(Input from SportsKeeda)