Varun Chakaravarthy has been selected from India’s 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup.© Instagram
Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Varun Chakaravarthy expressed his gratitude and happiness for being named to the 15-member Indian squad for the T20 World Cup, to be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14. Chakaravarthy is currently with the KKR team in Abu Dhabi for the second phase of the Indian Premier League 2021, which starts on September 19. “I feel privileged and honored to represent India for the World Cup and I really hope it counts,” said Varun Chakaravarthy. said by the official website of KKR.
KKR also posted the spinner’s interview on Instagram TV with a caption that read, “From tennis ball cricket to team # WT20, @chakaravarthyvarun’s rise has been one to reckon with.”
An ecstatic Varun Chakaravarthy kept his feet on the ground as he spoke to focus on the challenges ahead.
“The biggest duty is ahead of us. So with that in mind, I’m not celebrating too much now,” he said.
The spinner explained how having the IPL in the UAE will help players better understand the conditions ahead of the T20 World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by the UAE and Oman.
“It will really help the players who play here in UAE (for the IPL) as you can definitely consider it good preparation. Getting to know the climate in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and how the dew comes in, how the pitches can play. – all this knowledge will certainly help us in the World Cup, “he said.
The spinner thanked Abhishek Nayar and Dinesh Karthik and the KKR team for trusting him and choosing him despite his injuries.
“I want to thank Abhishek Nayar for trusting me and choosing me for KKR. Dinesh Karthik also has a big role in everything I am today. After IPL 2019 I was carrying an injury and I couldn’t play any national cricket game. But KKR still trusted me and chose me, “he added.
KKR will resume their 2021 IPL campaign when they face the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on September 20 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
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