'His knees are not in great condition' - BCCI worried about Varun Chakravarthy ahead of T20 World Cup

‘His knees are not in great condition’ – BCCI worried about Varun Chakravarthy ahead of T20 World Cup

The BCCI source also added that Varun Chakravarthy might even need rehab to get back to full fitness.

Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Varun Chakravarthy is a potent weapon for any side in T20 cricket. The right arm mystery spinner has several variations up his sleeve and is a bowler who can both scalp wickets as well as stem the flow of runs.

But then, ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup, the Indian side is worried, as Chakravarthy’s knee is not in good condition. A BCCI source revealed that Chakravarthy is in pain, and if not for the T20 World Cup, the Indian side would not have risked playing the right-arm spinner.

The source added that Chakravarthy might even need rehab to get back to full fitness. But, the focus of the BCCI now is to ensure that he is available for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

“Varun’s knees are not in greatest condition. He is in pain and trust me had it not been in a T20 World Cup, perhaps even Indian team management wouldn’t have taken the risk of playing him. To be 100 percent fit, he might later require an extensive rehab but right now, the focus will be on his pain management during T20 World Cup,” stated a BCCI source as quoted by India Today.

KKR support staff has prepared a strength and conditioning chart for Varun Chakravarthy: BCCI source

The BCCI source further added that the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) support staff has prepared a strength and conditioning chart for Varun Chakravarthy and concluded by stating that the KKR spinner is even given pain killers so that he can bowl 4 overs every match.

“As far as I know, the KKR’s support staff has prepared an elaborate strength and conditioning chart for Varun, which is a part of his larger injury management programme. He also is administered pain killer injections so that he can bowl his four overs without much difficulty,” concluded the BCCI source.

Varun Chakravarthy has picked up 15 wickets in the 13 matches that he has played in IPL 2021, and has scalped his wickets at an average of 23.33.