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18 Dec 2018

#2019IPLAuction: Who is architect Varun Chakravarthy, bought for Rs. 8.4cr?

KXIP spend Rs. 8.4cr for mystery spinner Varun

Uncapped mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy became the joint-most costliest player in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction, being held in Jaipur.

The youngster was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a sum of Rs. 8.40 crore.

He is also the costliest uncapped Indian player.

This was massive for Varun, whose base price was just Rs. 20 lakh.

Here's more about this mystery spinner.

In context

KXIP spend Rs. 8.4cr for mystery spinner Varun
Varun took TNPL by storm

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Varun took TNPL by storm

The mystery spinner had an excellent campaign in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, earlier in 2018.

He created a storm after a superb show for Madurai Panthers as several batsmen failed to read the young spinner.

Varun has several variations up his sleeves to create problems in the shortest format.

His heroics were noticed by KXIP as they broke the bank to buy him.

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How Varun ended up with Kings XI?

Varun was bought 42 times of his base price.

This shows that teams had a strategy for the player.

Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders also went for the player, but KXIP had the last laugh.

The side had the most salary cap available, which helped them to go the extra mile.

Varun will add depth to the KXIP spin department.

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A keeper, pacer and then a spinner!

Journey

A keeper, pacer and then a spinner!

As per reports, Varun started his career as a wicket-keeper batsman, when he was 13.

He then shifted his focus and became a pace bowler.

Eventually, he became a spinner and is believed to have around seven variations in his kitty.

Interestingly, Varun had stopped playing cricket in college.

He did an architecture course and worked for a private firm in his previous avatar.

More key info about Varun

Notably, the player was seen bowling in the nets for Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of IPL 2018. He was the second highest wicket-taker in the Vijay Hazare Trophy (22). He made his Ranji Trophy debut this year for Tamil Nadu.

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Who is Varun Chakravarthy?

How much did KXIP pay for Varun?

Is Varun the costliest player in IPL 2019 Auction?

When did Varun claim fame?

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Who is Varun Chakravarthy?

Asked on 18-12-2018 by Divya Pillai

Answered by NewsBytes

He is a 27-year-old mystery spinner from Tamil Nadu. He made his Ranji Trophy debut this year.

How much did KXIP pay for Varun?

Asked on 18-12-2018 by Vihaan Mistry

Answered by NewsBytes

KXIP spent a mammoth Rs. 8.40 crore for the player.

Is Varun the costliest player in IPL 2019 Auction?

Asked on 18-12-2018 by Vihaan Tambe

Answered by NewsBytes

Varun is the joint-costliest player in the Auction. Jaydev Unadkat too bagged Rs. 8.40 crore.

When did Varun claim fame?

Asked on 18-12-2018 by Hemant Yadav

Answered by NewsBytes

He excelled in the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2018 season. And then he rose to prominence in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

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