All hail the brilliance of Varun Chakraborty!:Kolkata Knight Riders won their 6th match of the ongoing 13th edition of the Indian Premier League by defeating Delhi Capitals by a huge margin of 59 runs in the just concluded match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from ??) (@DelhiCapitals) October 24, 2020
The match that started off as a dream for Delhi Capitals was turned into a nightmare by KKR’s mystery spinners Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy, who shined both with the bat and ball, respectively.
Before the match, kickstarted, the toss was won by Delhi Capitals, who chose to bowl first. Nitish Rana opened the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders alongside Shubman Gill and held his wicket tight as wickets continued to fall at the other end. Rana then formed a decent partnership with Sunil Narine.
Playing a crucial knock for their team, while Nitish Rana scored 81 runs off 53 balls, smashing 13 fours and 1 six, on the other hand, Sunil Narine scored 64 runs off 32 balls, hitting 6 fours and 4 sixes. KKR posted a total of 194 runs for DC to chase.
Later, while defending the target runs, DC’s bowlers did phenomenal work as not just they restricted the batsmen from scoring big runs but they also took wickets in quick successions. However, it was the performance of Varun Chakravarthy that shattered all the hopes of Delhi Capitals.
Varun started his brilliance by getting rid of Rishabh Pant(27 off 33 balls) in the second delivery of his spell. Pant couldn’t time his shot to perfection and was caught by Shubman Gill. He then turned lethal and dismissed Shimron Hetmyer and Shreyas Iyer. Marcus Stoinis became the next victim of Varun, who was followed by Axar Patel. The young lad took a five wickets-haul, while he gave away just 20 runs in his 4 overs for five wickets.
As soon as the game came to an end, social media was already flooded with praises for Varun Chakraborty. From cricketers, cricket experts to fans, people are applauding the brilliant performance of Varun.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 24, 2020
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) October 24, 2020
Five wickets in three overs is incredible from Varun Chakravarthy. Especially when the likes of Narine, Cummins around.
— Venkata Krishna B (@venkatatweets) October 24, 2020
Varun Chakravarthy had his stint with Punjab ended when he got hit for 24 runs off Sunil Narine. He got injured soon after and never played a game for Punjab. He had been brought for 8 cr by Punjab
KKR picked Varun for 4 Cr and now Varun has become a valuable player for KKR
— Arnav Singh (@Arnavv43) October 24, 2020
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 24, 2020
Wickets of Varun Chakravarthy in #IPL2020:
He has been providing important wickets in the middle order for KKR.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 24, 2020
KKR bowlers to take a five wicket haul in IPL:
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) October 24, 2020
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 24, 2020
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) October 24, 2020
#KKR has used its bowling resources in a very innovative manner….often criticised too. It came off against #CSK and it’s come off tonight too. That’s 4 crucial points. #KKR gets blown away vs #PlayBold and decimate #DelhiCapitals
It’s been an interesting season for them….
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 24, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 24, 2020