Varun Chakravarthy was one of the two Kolkata Knight Riders players who tested positive for COVID-19. The development led to Monday's IPL match between KKR and RCB being rescheduled.
In IPL 2021, Chakravarthy has played all the games for KKR so far. He has been one of the most successful bowler of the franchise this season, and has seven wickets under his belt.
Varun Chakravarthy rose prominence as a 'mystery spinner' in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. The leggie, whose action resembles that of Sri Lanka bowler Ajantha Mendis, has since then kept that tag.
His cricketing journey has been quite an interesting one. As a young school kid, he started as a wicketkeeper. Varun Chakravarthy then became a medium pacer, before finally discovering his passion for spin bowling, thanks to a knee injury. He gave up his architech job to play cricket.
Varun Chakravarthy has worked hard at becomin a 'mystery spinner'. He demoted himself to the fourth division in league cricket just to experiment with his variations.