Varun Chakravarthy Vinod (born 29 August 1991) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and as a leg-spin bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his international debut for the Indian cricket team in July 2021.
|Real Name||Varun Chakravarthy|
|Date of Birth||29 August 1991|
|Age(as in 2021)||30 Years|
|Birth Place||Bidar, Karnataka|
|Home Town||Bidar, Karnataka|
Varun Chakravarthy height, weight, and more
|Height (approx)||centimeters– 176 cm
meters– 1.76 m
feet inches– 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx)||in kilograms– 72 kg
in pounds– 159 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx)||– Chest: 38 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 13 inches
Varun Chakravarthy Personal life
He also made a cameo appearance as a club cricketer in the 2014 Indian Tamil-language sports drama film Jeeva. Prior to his professional career as a cricketer, he worked as an architect. On 11 December 2020, he married his longtime girlfriend Neha Khedekar in a closed ceremony in Chennai.
On 3 May 2021, Chakraborty along with his Kolkata Knight Riders teammate Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was called off. Ultimately, the tournament was suspended.
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|Domestic/State Team(s)||Karaikudi Kaalai
Siechem Madurai Panthers
Kings XI Punjab
|Bowling Style||Legbreak & Googly|
Varun Chakravarthy Career
Varun is an off-break bowler. He made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 20 September 2018. Varun was the leading wicket-taker for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with twenty-two dismissals in nine matches. He made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 12 November 2018.
In December 2018, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the price of 8.4 crores. He made his Twenty20 debut for the team on 27 March 2019. His first over went for 25 runs, the highest number of runs conceded by a bowler on debut in the IPL.
He was released by the Kings XI Punjab ahead of the 2020 IPL auction. In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League. On 24 October 2020, he took his first five-wicket haul in the IPL, with figures of 5 wickets for 20 runs, against the Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi.
In October 2020, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Australia. However, on 9 November 2020, Chakravarthy was ruled out of the squad after suffering an injury. In February 2021, he was named in India’s T20I squad for their series against England.
In June 2021, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and T20I squads for their series against Sri Lanka. He made his T20I debut on 25 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka, taking the wicket of Dasun Shanaka. In September 2021, Chakravarthy was named to India’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
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Varun Chakravarthy Family
Varun was very good at studies since childhood Varun loved to play cricket, he did his schooling from St. He did his graduation in Architecture from SRM University, Tamil Nadu after completing his schooling from Patrick School, Chennai. He has also received many awards in cricket like Player of the Match and more.
|School||St. Patrick School, Chennai|
|College||SRM University, Tamil Nadu|
|Qualification||Graduate in Architecture|
|Awards||Chakravarthy won the Player of the Match award|
|Ideal Cricket Player||Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag|
|Favorite IPL Team||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Favorite Player||MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli|
Some Facts about Varun Chakravarthy
- At the age of 13, Varun Chakravarthy started playing cricket as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
- He left cricket at the age of 17; Because he didn’t see his future in it. Therefore, he decided to become an architect.
- After working as an architect for two years, he left the job and chose cricket as a career.
- In 2015, Varun started playing cricket as a medium pace bowler for Chromebest Cricket Club.
- Once, during a match for Crombest Cricket Club, he suffered a knee injury, after which, he could not play for six months.
- He then returned as a spinner and started playing for Jubilee Cricket Club in the fourth division.
- Varun Chakravarthy was also included in the Karaikudi wrist team of Tamil Nadu; however, he did not get a chance to play.
- He came into the limelight in 2018 when he played for Sikem Madurai Panthers in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), where he took nine wickets in 10 matches and conceded 125 dot deliveries from 240 balls.
- In 2018, Varun Chakravarthy was selected to play for Tamil Nadu and made his List A debut against Gujarat in Chennai in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
- In the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he took 22 wickets in 9 matches at an economy rate of 4.23.
- According to him, he has seven bowling variations like off-break, leg break, googly, carrom ball, slider, flipper, and top spinner.
Varun Chakravarthy Net worth
|Salary||INR 8.5 crore|
|Total Net Worth||$2-$5 million|
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