IPL 2020: Varun Chakravarthy engages in a conversation with MS Dhoni after KKR vs CSK game
It was a surreal moment for Varun as he is a big fan of MS Dhoni and used to watch Dhoni hit those massive sixes from the stands at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Updated - Oct 30, 2020 2:59 pm
India’s mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy’s journey in the cricket fraternity has been commendable thus far. From being an architect 5 years ago to being named in the Indian T20I squad for the India tour of Australia later this year, Chakravarthy has travelled a long distance. On October 29, Thursday, the youngster added another feather to his illustrious cricket career as he took the big wicket of MS Dhoni.
On Thursday, the wooden-spooners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) dented the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) chances of making it to the playoffs after defeating them by 6 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Batting first, the team had a fluent start and was successful in posting a decent total of 172 on the back of Nitish Rana’s sensational knock of 87 runs off 61 deliveries including 10 boundaries and 4 sixes.
MS Dhoni gives tips to the young Varun Chakravarthy
In a nail-biting chase, the Yellow Army had a slow start but a match-winning knock by Ruturaj Gaikwad of 72 off 53 deliveries including 6 fours and 2 sixes helped the team shift the momentum towards their side in the middle. The Yellow Army stumbled a bit in the middle as KKR’s spinner Varun named the important wicket of skipper MS Dhoni. However, a sensational cameo by Ravindra Jadeja of 31 off 11 helped the Kings in winning the game.
Though his team lost the fixture, it was a golden night for Varun as he became the first bowler in IPL 2020 to take the wicket of veteran Dhoni in both the games. After the match, a heartwarming video went viral on social media where the mystery spinner can be seen taking tips from the former Indian captain.
It was a surreal moment for Varun as he is a big fan of MS and used to watch Dhoni hit those massive sixes from the stands at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in the Indian Premier League. Sharing the video of both the players interacting with each other, the official Twitter handle of Kolkata Knight Riders wrote, “From admiring him from the stands at Chepauk, to now… @chakaravarthy29’s fairytale continues!”
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 29, 2020