Kolkata Knight Riders’ Varun Chakravarthy, after scalping the primary five-wicket haul of the on-going IPL 2020 on Saturday, revealed how he shifted to cricket after failing to make much money as an architect.
On the again of Chakravarthy’s five-wicket haul, Eoin Morgan-led KKR unit thumped Delhi Capitals by 59 runs at Abu Dhabi to bolster their possibilities of reserving a playoffs berth. After being put to bat first, Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine delivered with the bat as KKR managed to amass a dominant 194-run whole on the board.
While Rana scored 81 from 53 balls, Narine regained his kind and smashed a 32-ball 64. In response, DC’s batting unit succumbed to Chakravarthy’s spin masterclass and misplaced wickets in fast succession, handing over a complete victory to the Kolkata aspect.
In the house of simply 17 deliveries, Chakravarthy took the wickets of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel. He was additionally adjudged Player of the Match following his bowling exploits. The 29-year-old was elated after registering document bowling figures within the match’s historical past.
“This is surreal. The last few games I didn’t get wickets. I wanted to get one or two today, but thank god I got five. I enjoyed Shreyas Iyer’s wicket the most. I was bowling to the shorter boundary so I had to attack the stumps,” stated the spinner within the post-match presentation.
“I want to thank my mother Hema Malini, father Vinoth Chakravarthy and fiancée Neha. And all my physios. Around 2015 when I was not making much money as an architect, I thought I will try something else when I wasn’t able to meet my needs,” he added.
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