Varun Chakravarthy impressed former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh by displaying steely nerves during the final few overs of the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). On Thursday, May 4, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, the spinner assisted Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in edging out the opposition by five runs.
SRH lost wickets frequently throughout the 172-run chase and were reduced to 54/4 in under seven overs of the match. However, a 70-run partnership between Heinrich Klaasen (36 off 20) and captain Aiden Markram (41 off 40) rekindled the home team’s chase and kept them steady to potentially secure a victory.
After they were dismissed, spinner Varun assumed responsibility for leading the team in the final few overs, displaying his toughness by protecting nine runs off the last over. On that point, Harbhajan praised the KKR spinner for maintaining composure under pressure and praised captain Nitish Rana for choosing to support Varun in the decisive over.
“Varun Chakravarthy bowled tight lines against SRH until the final overs. In the final over, he altered his angle and exuded confidence to hold off nine runs. Nitish Rana showed excellent leadership by handing the ball to Varun, according to Harbhajan, who spoke to Star Sports.
He is skilled at transforming his form into effective blows. Ibrahim Kaif
KKR struggled during the first innings after losing three wickets in the span of five overs. However, captain Nitish took the initiative and scored 42 off 31 balls, including three sixes and the same number of fours. Rinku Singh, on the other hand, maintained composure and played a careful innings, scoring a 35-ball 46 with four boundaries and one six. However, former India batter Mohammad Kaif praised Rinku for his capacity to comprehend the situation and play appropriately.
With his performances, Rinku Singh has been shown a lot of maturity. He walks in the middle with excellent footwork and an air of assurance. He understands how to use his form to deliver powerful blows and when to change directions. He continues to rotate the strike early and plays his shots later. The ability to make big shots also makes Rinku a rare player, according to Kaif, who said this on the same program.