Former India player Pragyan Ojha has said that leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy has been chosen for the T20 World Cup because of his ability to make an impact. According to Ojha, Chakravarthy has the talent to succeed at the international level as well.
The 30-year-old Chakravarthy was one of the star performers as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) walloped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by nine wickets in Abu Dhabi in an Indian Premier League 2021 game. The leg-spinner was named the Man of the Match for his superb spell of 3 for 13.
In an interaction on Sportskeeda’s YouTube channel, Ojha asserted that Chakravarthy could offer a lot to the Indian team at the upcoming T20 World Cup.
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“Varun Chakravarthy has been chosen in the T20 World Cup squad because he is an impact player. He is a mystery bowler. When we talk about T20 cricket, if you look at big names like Jasprit Bumrah or Lasith Malinga, they are spoken about a lot because of their ability to pick wickets at will and turn the game.”
“I think Varun Chakravarthy will do well not only for his franchise but for the Indian team as well. I’m really happy to see youngsters like him perform,” Ojha, a former left-arm spinner, said.
Chakravarthy made his international debut during the T20I series in Sri Lanka in July. He claimed two wickets in three games at an impressive economy rate of 5.3.