Varun Chakravarthy performed exceptionally well on his debut T20 International match for India after he clinched 1 wicket in his quota of four over where he conceded 28 runs which is not bad at all and receive praise from former Indian middle order batsman VVS Laxman who lauded mystery spinner for different variation under his belt and can be powerful weapon for India in upcoming T20 matches in future.
“Firstly, I am glad that he (Varun Chakravarthy) got this opportunity because twice he was already selected, but didn’t p the fitness test and was not part of the squad. I think there’s a lot of chat about the mystery surrounding his bowling. I was talking with the Sunrisers batsman and they are all impressed with the way and the consistency with which he bowls in different parts and phases of the match. He can bowl with the new ball, he can come and take wickets whenever the captain and the teams want to break a partnership – that means he’s got an X-factor.
“And we just want him to get exposure of international cricket and the only way he can do that is by making him play. So, I’m sure that he is really looking forward to this opportunity, but one thing which we have realized over years is to make sure you give him the opportunity. Don’t expect miracles from game one. It is very important to show patience and belief in a player,” said Laxman on STAR SPORTS SHOW GAME PLAN.
Chakravarthy scalped his first wicket with the help of wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan as he clinched the wicket of Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka by placing a carrom ball which the batsman failed to judge and Kishan effected an outstanding stumping.