Twitter Reactions: KXIP rakes a whopping amount of Rs 8.4 crores for Varun Chakravarthy

Twitter Reactions: KXIP rakes a whopping amount of Rs 8.4 crores for Varun Chakravarthy

He was impressive in TNPL this year.

Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction has laways managed to surprise everyone and even this time around it has lived up to its reputation. While the million dollar baby of the last auction, Jaydev Unadkat once again managed to rake in a lot of bids and was the most expensive player at the start of the event. However, little did anyone knew then that the newbie Varun Chakaravarthy would stun the cricket fans.

The cricketer who set the stage on fire in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) this year for Karaikudi Kaalai and since then was on the radar of the franchises it seems. He began an engaging bidding war between the teams even as five teams bid for him. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders bid for the bowler and finally the Punjab franchise managed to secure his services.

Base Price of only Rs 20 lakhs

Varun Chakaravarthy came into the auction with only Rs 20 lakhs base price and if his stats in the domestic cricket and TNPL are considered, he deserves all the amount which he has received. In TNPL this year, Varun bowled as many as 60 overs, completing his quota of four overs almost in every match, and went on to pick nine wickets while conceding runs at an economy of only 4.66.

He was very much miserly with the ball and his variations were tough for the batsmen to pick. Varun then also proved his mettle in the Vijay Hazare Trophy earlier this year scalping as many as 22 wickets in 86.4 overs while playing for his state Tamil Nadu. Even in the fifty-over format his economy was only 4.23 which is extremely good.

Now it will be important for him to live up to the price tag during the actual tournament and Punjab will hope that he continues his great form in the shortest format. Twitterati was stunned to see him raking a lot of money during the auction and Varun was soon trending on social media.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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