new Delhi: A star player, considered to be the biggest weapon of Team India, suddenly disappeared from Team India in such a way that no one had any idea. T20 World Cup 2021 proved to be very terrible for India. Team India was eliminated in the group round after losing before the semi-finals, for which one player was held responsible and that is Varun Chakraborty. After this Varun Chakraborty was never seen playing for Team India again. This player proved to be a villain from hero to Team India in an instant. After the entry of a deadly leg-spinner like Ravi Bishnoi in Team India, now it is time for Varun Chakraborty to retire. This bowler has proved to be laggy at the international level.
This spinner bowls with 7 types of variations
Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty has claimed that he can bowl 7 ways. These include offbreak, legbreak, googly, carrom ball, flipper, topspin, yorker on the toes. So far in T20 International matches, Varun Chakraborty has taken 2 wickets in 6 matches. At the same time, he has 36 wickets in 31 IPL matches.
Who is this spinner?
Varun Chakravarthy is a spinner bowler from Tamil Nadu. He was born on 29 August 1991 in a middle class family in Bidar, Karnataka. Varun also used to play cricket while studying in school. He was very interested in cricket. At the age of 13, he used to play cricket as a wicket-keeper batsman. He played cricket till the age of 17. But he had to face rejections many times in age group cricket. Seeing his failure, the family asked him to concentrate on studies. The pressure of the family was on him. Disappointed, Varun gave up his dream of making a career in cricket.
Big dreams of this spinner
Then hardly anyone gets anything ahead of time. For the time being, leaving cricket, Varun started focusing on his studies. He took his admission in SRM University, Chennai. She studied architecture for 5 years. After completing his studies, he started working in the architecture sector. He did not like to work from 10 to 6 in the morning. Still Varun could not forget cricket. Cricket was his passion. Meanwhile, whenever he got time or on weekends, he used to play cricket with tennis ball. Unfulfilled dreams of becoming a cricketer did not let him sleep.
Then his dream overshadowed his job. Varun Chakraborty again quit his job for cricket. In the year 2015, he joined the Chromebest Cricket Academy. Varun made a comeback after almost seven years. Now his age was 25. He needed a lot of hard work. After joining the academy, Varun started practicing as a fast bowler with the batsman. Started playing all-rounder cricket as a fast bowler. Here once again luck ran out. In the beginning, he got hurt during the match. Due to a knee injury, Varun once again had to stay away from cricket for several days.
Variation made deadly bowler
After recovering from the injury, Varun started bowling spin. During training, Varun learned a lot of variations in spin bowling. During training, he started working hard on bowling with tennis ball. Due to this hard work, he became the best spinner of tennis ball cricket. Varun used this talent in leather ball cricket. By the way, he is known as a legbreak googly bowler. But he also specializes in throwing off break, carrom ball, top spin and slider balls etc. After seeing so many variations in his bowling, he got recognition by the name of Mystery Bowler. Mystery bowler Varun Chakraborty got a chance to play for Jubilee Cricket Club in Chennai League Season Four (2017-18) due to his bowling variation.
In this tournament, Varun troubled the batsmen a lot while bowling brilliantly. Due to his lethal bowling, he got 31 wickets in just 7 matches. During this, he gave runs at an economy of only 3.06. Despite making a comeback after years, he had performed brilliantly with his hard work and dedication. This 27-year-old player also got the fruits of his hard work. Got a chance to show his ability from Madurai Panthers in Tamil Nadu Premier League. Varun got a lot of discussions on the strength of his stellar performance in this tournament. Varun played an important role in getting his team the title that year. In the final match of the TPL tournament, Varun took 2 wickets giving 9 runs in 4 overs while bowling brilliantly. In this league, he scored runs at an average of less than 5.
Seeing the brilliant performance of Varun Chakraborty, Australian batsman Michael Hussey, who was commentating in the final match, praised him a lot. Looking at Varun’s bowling, he said that there is a different kind of excellent talent in Varun. He was called to bowl for Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL practice session. From where he further improved his bowling. He also got tips from veteran spinner Sunil Narine.
IPL has made the owner of crores
There was a competition to buy Varun in the auction for IPL 2019. In the end, Kings XI Punjab included Varun in their team by paying an expensive price of Rs 8.4 crores. In IPL 2019, Varun had created a lot of buzz by becoming the most expensive uncap player. On the one hand, his film life from above his expensive price.
However, everyone wanted to see him perform brilliantly in the IPL. But once again fate probably did not approve of much. Punjab gave him a chance in just one match in the last season. At the same time, after this Kolkata Knight Riders expressed confidence in them. In the year 2020, Varun got Rs 4 crore. While his base price was 20 lakhs. After facing rejections many times, Varun is now making a splash. Varun was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022 as well.