Education: Graduation In Architecture
Hometown: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Age: 27 Years
|Full Name||Varun Chakravarthy Vinod|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 38 inches
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 12 inches
|Domestic/State Team(s)||• Karaikudi Kaalai
• Siechem Madurai Panthers
• Tamil Nadu
• Kings XI Punjab
|Bowling Style||Legbreak & Googly|
|Date of Birth||29 August 1991|
|Age (as in 2018)||27 Years|
|Birthplace||Bidar, Karnataka, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Virgo|
|Hometown||Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India|
|College/University||SRM University, Tamil Nadu|
|Educational Qualifications||Graduation in Architecture|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Listening to Music|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father– C.V. Vinod Chakravarthy (Works at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited)
Mother– Malini Chakravarthy (Homemaker)
|Siblings||Brother– Not Known
Sister– Vanditha Chakravarthy
|Favourite Cricketer||Ravichandran Ashwin|
|Favourite Food||Snickers Chocolate Bars|
|Salary (approx.)||IPL– ₹8.4 Crore/year|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Varun Chakravarthy
- At the age of 13, Varun Chakravarthy started playing cricket as a wicket-keeper-batsman.
- At the age of 17, he quit cricket; as he didn’t see his future in it. So, he decided to become an architect.
- After two years of working as an architect, he left the job and chose cricket as a career.
- In 2015, Varun started playing cricket as a medium pace bowler for the CromBest Cricket Club.
- Once, during a match for CromBest Cricket Club, he had suffered a knee injury, thereafter, he couldn’t play for six months.
- He then made his comeback as a spinner and started playing for Jubilee Cricket Club in the fourth division.
- Varun Chakravarthy was also inducted into the Tamil Nadu’s Karaikudi Kaalai team; however, he couldn’t get an opportunity to play.
- He came into limelight in 2018 when he played for the Siechem Madurai Panthers in Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), where he took nine wickets in 10 matches and delivered 125 dot balls out of the 240 balls.
- In 2018, Varun Chakravarthy got selected to play for Tamil Nadu, and he made his List A debut against Gujarat at Chennai in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
- In the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he took 22 wickets in 9 matches at an economy rate of 4.23.
- According to him, he has seven bowling variations such as Offbreak, Legbreak, Googly, Carrom Ball, Slider, Flipper, and Topspinner.
- Varun Chakravarthy has also worked as a net bowler for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
- In December 2018, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) bought him at a whopping price of ₹8.4 crores for the ‘2019 Indian Premier League’ (IPL) auction.
- He is fondly called as “mystery spinner.”