During the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 last year, Varun Chakravarthy was India’s best spinner. However, due to his subpar performance in the tournament, he was after that not selected for any future national game. With 6 wickets in 11 games at an average of 55.33, the right-arm spinner failed to stand out in IPL 2022 as well.
He was expensive with the ball at his economy rate of 8.51 as well. In IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders, who advanced to the finals in IPL 2021, failed to make the playoffs.
Currently, things are not going well for Varun Chakravarthy but he is optimistic about the future. A bowler with Chakaravarthy’s style and role must continually adjust to changing circumstances. He is conscious of the continuous changes he must make in order to remain relevant in a volatile format like T20 cricket.
Recently in an interview with SportsKeeda, Varun Chakravarthy opened up on the tag of ‘mystery spinner’ given to him. He spoke about how the tag stuck with him due to the media. He is just a regular leg spinner with more variations and at a good pace.
He said, “I’m basically a leggie who has other variations. I bowl a little quicker than the others. I didn’t label myself a ‘mystery spinner’; it just got stuck from the media. That’s how it happened. Yes, I’m someone who disguises his variations well but I don’t really consider myself a ‘mystery spinner’.”
To increase his chances of rejoining the Indian team, he has his sights on the next Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the 2017 IPL season.