In a very short time period, KKR spin bowler Varun Chakravarthy has gained a lot of attention in franchise cricket. With his mysterious bowling action, he can spin the web around almost any batsman in the world. In the 2021 edition of IPL, he has been a very reliable bowler for his team (KKR) especially in the second leg of the tournament. Continuing his great form, he picked up 2 great wickets to help his team restrict Delhi Capitals for a below-par score of 135 in their 20 overs.
After a few silent overs, Delhi Capital’s openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan started to take on the KKR bowler for a ride as they scored 22 runs in 2 overs. But then KKR made a huge comeback, with the help of Chakaravarthy’s magnificent first over of the match. He sent a dangerous-looking Prithvi shaw packing in the very first ball of his over. This gave a staggering jolt to the Delhi Capitals team, and they just couldn’t recover from it. Alongside his spin buddies Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine, Chakravarthy was no doubt the best spinner in this match. Although the other two didn’t pick up any wickets, their economic bowling was good enough to tie a noose around the batters of Delhi Capitals.
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With these 2 wickets next to his name, Chakravarthy has now become the joint highest wicket-taker among spinners in IPL 2021. He now has 18 wickets to his name in this season meanwhile the other two bowlers besides him are SRH’s Rashid Khan and RCB’s Yuzvendra Chahal.