Varun Chakravarthy IPL 2020 Price: When was the last time KKR’s Chakravarthy played in the IPL?

Dixit Bhargav
|Published September 26, 2020

Varun Chakravarthy IPL 2020 Price: The spinner from Tamil Nadu has been handed debut by Kolkata Knight Riders.

During the eighth match of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi, Kolkata Knight Riders handed a debut to 29-year old spinner Varun Chakravarthy.

Other than Chakravarthy, Knight Riders have also included pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti as batsman Nikhil Naik and pacer Sandeep Warrier have been benched for this match.

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Coming on the back of a 49-run loss against Mumbai Indians in their season opener, KKR have made a couple of changes to bolster their bowling lineup tonight.

Varun Chakravarthy IPL 2020 Price

Having gained fame in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, Chakravarthy was bought for a whopping INR 8.4 crores by Kings XI Punjab before IPL 2019. An addition to the list of mystery spinners, Chakravarthy had made his IPL debut against KKR at the Eden Gardens last year.

Being given the new ball by the then Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin, Chakravarthy was taken to the cleaners by Knight Riders all-rounder Sunil Narine. Bowling the second over, Chakravarthy went for 25 runs in the form of three sixes and a four to register a disappointing start in the cash-rich league.

Bowling figures of 3-0-35-1 including the wicket of Nitish Rana wasn’t enough to convince Kings XI regarding giving Chakravarthy another match in IPL 2019. Having not played any form of competitive cricket since that match in March 2019, Chakravarthy would be looking forward to bowl at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium tonight.

With a base price of INR 30 lakh, Chakravarthy’s services were acquired by Kolkata at an impressive price of INR 4 crore in the auction before IPL 2020.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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