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Varun Chakravarthy Had Quit Cricket At 17 But Here’s How Things Changed

Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Varun Chakravarthy has grown into one of the most important bowlers for his franchise. His mystery bowling has stumped many batsmen and he remains a bowler who is very hard to pick. Whatever success he has achieved in the IPL 2020 so far has been a testimony to his hard work and commitment.

But it was not all this sweet for Varun Chakravarthy all these years. He made the most of the second chance that life gave him and that is exactly what cricket expert Aakash Chopra narrated in an Instagram video.

Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy wanted to become a fast bowler when he was a child and dreamt of bowling fast and hitting the timber. But instead, he had to become a wicketkeeper and although he achieved decent success as a keeper, he couldn’t get a look-in into the Ranji Trophy team for Tamil Nadu.

At just 17 years of age, Varun Chakravarthy thought that he had no future left in cricket and thus he walked away from the game. Seven years later, at the age of 24, Chakravarthy made a determined return to the game and decided to become a fast bowler. But again, destiny had written something else for him. A bad injury ruled out the possibility of him becoming a fast bowler.

Varun Chakravarthy has become a crucial bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders

But this time, he did not lose hope and made sure that he fulfilled his dream of becoming a professional cricketer. He learned different kinds of variations in spin bowling and became a successful spin bowler. He was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders and the rest is history. He has now become one of their main bowlers and picked up a five-wicket haul in their last game against the Delhi Capitals, helping them win comprehensively.

Thus the inspiring story of Varun Chakravarthy makes us believe that never to give up no matter whatever the situation.

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