|Varun Chakravarthy Quick Info
|5 ft 9 in
|Date of Birth
|August 29, 1991
Varun Chakravarthy is an Indian cricketer who domestically plays for Tamil Nadu and was set to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders at the 2020 Indian Premier League. The rising star had an impressive count of dismissals at the “2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy”. However, he rose fame for his contribution to the Siechem Madurai Panthers at the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
Varun Chakravarthy Vinod
Bidar, Karnataka, India
Varun attained his Bachelor of Architect from the SRM Institute of Science and Technology in Chennai.
- Father – C.V. Vinod Chakravarthy (Government Employee)
- Mother – Malini Chakravarthy (Homemaker)
- Siblings – Vanditha Chakravarthy (Sister)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Before letting go of the bowl, Varun’s eyes open wide.
- Curly hair
- Sports a thick beard
Varun Chakravarthy Favorite Things
- Actor – Vijay
Source – ESPN Cricinfo
Varun Chakravarthy Facts
- He was raised in Karnataka.
- Varun is a right-handed batsman and leg-spin bowler.
- He earned critical acclaim while playing for the “Siechem Madurai Panthers” at the Tamil Nadu Premier League. He is known for his ability to stop runs.
- Varun is an architect by profession.
- Chakravarthy was 13 years old when he started playing cricket for the first time.
- He had started off his cricket career as a wicketkeeper-batsman until he was 17 years old but gave up his passion to work for 2 years.
- Varun returned to playing cricket as a fast bowler for Crombest. However, his journey was cut short after 3 years due to a knee injury. After Varun recovered from his injury, he signed up with the Jubilee Cricket Club.
- In December 2018, Varun was bought by the Kings XI Punjab for an astonishing INR 8.4 crore during the Indian Premier League auction for 2019.
- Varun is a master at bowling in variations and once revealed that he had learned 7 variations that included the off-break, leg break, googly, carrom ball, flipper, top spinner, and his slider that aims at the toes of batsmen to york them. ” In an interview, he also stated that was going to learn 8 bowling variations”.
- In 2018, he bowled as a net bowler for the Chennai Super Kings during the one match in Chennai.
- It was cricketer Dinesh Karthik who was impressed with his bowling technique and called him up to bowl for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He credits that bowling experience as moments helped him understand the mindset of batsmen.
- Cricketer Konda Bhaskar Arun Karthik discovered his talent at the “2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy” and asked him to play for Madhurai. However, he turned down his offer.
- Varun credits his time with a tennis bowl in perfecting his variations.
- In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and traveling.
- During the 2019 Indian Premier League match, Varun had suffered from a finger injury during a match that the “Kings XI Punjab” played in Chennai in April that year. He had played only one match.
- He is fondly known as the “mystery spinner” to his sudden rise in 2018.
- Varun is obsessed with Mars Chocolate‘s Snickers.
- He is a huge fan of actor C. Joseph Vijay.
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