Twitterati surprised with Varun Chakravarthy's selection in India's T20I squad for Australia tour

Twitterati surprised with Varun Chakravarthy’s selection in India’s T20I squad for Australia tour

Varun Chakravarthy recently impressed people by grabbing a fifer against Delhi.

Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Team India is all set to tour Australia after the conclusion of IPL 2020 in UAE. In the latest turn of developments, the BCCI has announced the respective squads across the three formats of the game. The most surprising pick in the T20I squad has been of KKR’s star spinner Varun Chakravarthy. It will be the happiest day of his life as the mystery spinner has received a call from the national side.

He is having a great season with Kolkata Knight Riders and only a couple of days ago became the first bowler of IPL 2020 to pick a five-wicket haul. In their last match against table-toppers Delhi Capitals, he registered mind-blowing figures of 5/20 in four overs. He completely ruptured Delhi’s batting line up to help KKR crush Delhi by 59 runs.

Talking of his IPL 2020 journey, he has been the highest wicket-taker by a long way for KKR so far and has played a total of 11 matches for the team. He is the only new face in India’s T20I squad for the Australia tour and the team seems to have picked based on IPL performances. The entire team along with the newly snapped spinner is set to board a flight for Sydney from Dubai on either November 11 or 12.

What are the other big changes in the squad?

The entire team, including supporting staff, is set to travel in one go from Dubai. The only names that are in the squad and are not plying their trade in IPL are Hanuma Vihari and Cheteshwar Pujara. However, it remains to be seen whether Chakravarthy will land up in the playing XI of the team owing to serious competition in the squad.

The other development related to the announcement of the squad that has shocked people is the absence of hitman Rohit Sharma. BCCI’s medical team is closely looking at his injury and might travel later if he gets fit in time. Rishabh Pant has failed to find a place in the limited overs squads and will only be seen in the national Test team. Meanwhile, Varun Chakravarthy’s pick has surprised many and soon the spinner was trending on social media.

Here are some of the tweets: