Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli heaped praises on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Varun Chakravarthy after his spectacular bowling efficiency at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Chakravarthy proved his mettle and dominated the proceedings to assist KKR bundle out the Challengers for a mere rating of 92 runs in 19 overs. The proper-armer bagged a three-wicket haul for simply 13 runs in his quota of 4 overs. He acquired the prized scalps of Glenn Maxwell (10), Sachin Child (7) and Wanindu Hasaranga (0).
KKR easily chased down the target in 10 overs with nine wickets in hand. After the match, Kohli showered reward on Chakravarthy and stated he could be a key issue for Staff India within the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
“Fairly good, that’s precisely what I used to be saying within the dug-out, he’s going to be a key issue when he performs for India,” stated Kohli on the post-match presentation.
Notably, Chakravarthy was recently named in India’s 15-member squad for the global showpiece event. Kohli, who will stop T20I captaincy after the multi-team event, additional asserted that the KKR spinner would play for India within the close to future, which is a good signal and reveals the bench power of Indian cricket.
“We have to see performances like these from all the children in order that the bench power of Indian cricket stays sturdy. And, he’s somebody who’s going to play within the close to future for India, and it’s an ideal signal,” added Kohli.
Chakravarthy was named ‘Participant of the Match’ for his scintillating efficiency. The 30-year-old additionally reacted to the choice within the Indian squad, stating that he began his profession a bit late, however now the sensation of taking part in for India quickly offers him a way of acceptance.
“When I’ve the ball in my hand, I attempt to assess the pitch. It was flat, credit score to the bowlers for bowling effectively within the PP. I wish to set it up for the bowlers who come on after me. There wasn’t a lot spin on supply, so I needed to preserve my line on the stumps solely. Enjoying for India has made me really feel higher, I’ve a way of acceptance from individuals round me as a result of I began at 26,” stated Chakravarthy.