IPL 2020, KKR vs DC: Varun Chakravarthy celebrates the wicket of Axar Patel© Twitter
Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) Varun Chakravarthy has set his eyes on the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy after guiding his team to an impressive win over Delhi Capitals. Delhi Capitals failed to chase a complete of 195 as the side used to be restricted to 135/9, handing KKR a win by 59 runs on Saturday. For KKR, Chakravarthy used to be the standout bowler as he finished with figures of 5-20. With this win, KKR has put themselves ahead in the race for a playoff spot. The side now has 12 points from 11 matches and is placed in the fourth position.
“The next challenge is to receive into the playoffs and lift the cup for KKR,” Chakravarthy told Dinesh Karthik in a video posted by iplt20.com.
Right through the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on October 7, Chakravarthy had bowled opponents’ skipper MS Dhoni. Recalling the wicket, Chakravarthy said it used to be a “surreal” experience and he’ll cherish that moment.
“It felt very surreal. I used to be a net bowler and before that, I used to go to Chepauk stadium to see the matches. To take the wicket of Dhoni used to be surreal and I can definitely cherish that moment in my life,” he said.
Chakravarthy may be happy to play alongside Karthik and said: “It feels great to play alongside DK as I started by wicket-keeping as a result of DK. So, it feels great to be standing next to him. I have enormous respect for him for what he has done for Tamil Nadu and India. I feel privileged to play under him.”
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