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Cricketer Varun Chakravarthy gets to meet his idol Vijay!

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Cricketer Varun Chakravarthy gets to meet his idol Vijay!

Tamil Nadu based cricketer Varun Chakravarthy, who represented Kolkata Knight Riders, was among the most promising bowlers in this year’s IPL season. A mystery spinner, Varun made the best of the most of the old tracks of UAE. His spectacular performance even earned him a spot in the Indian T20 team for the upcoming Australian series but an unfortunate injury has forced him to opt out.

But on the brighter side, Varun has fulfilled his long time dream of meeting his matinee idol, Vijay. Last day, he shared photos taken with the Tamil superstar in his social media handle. It was during the IPL that fans spotted a Vijay tattoo in Varun’s season arm. Later, during one of the interviews, the cricketer openly talked about his admiration for Vijay and his wish to meet him some day. Finally, his dream came true as he got to spend some quality time with the ‘Master’ actor.

Unlike most cricketers, Varun had a dramatic journey in the world of cricket. He was rejected multiple times in age-group cricket. After completing his graduation in architecture, he worked as a freelancer. He made his List A debut in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy and became the leading wicket-taker for Tamil Nadu with 22 dismissals in 9 matches. He then made his first class debut in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy season.

Varun first grabbed attention with his stellar performance in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). Subsequently, in the 2019 auctions, he was picked up by Kings XI Punjab for a massive amount of Rs.8.40 crore. However, he had a forgettable maiden edition as he featured in just one game and was sidelined for the rest of the tournament due to a finger fracture. With his excellent performance this season, the 29-year-old has high chances of making it to the Indian team soon.

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