Varun Chakravarthy’s three wickets were a major turning point in the game as the KKR spinner bowled Faf du Plessis (23), Glenn Maxwell (5), and Harshal Patel (0) in space of 10 balls rattled RCB.
The spade of wickets came at the right time as RCB threatened to chase down 207 with Virat Kohli (21) and Du Plessis providing a bright start in the powerplay. RCB never recovered from the carnage as they were eventually all out for 123.
The performance was breath of fresh air for Chakravarthy, whose career went downhill since the spinner was deemed as the weakest link in India’s T20 World Cup 2020 debacle that prematurely ended with losses to Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The mystery spinner was seen as India’s biggest weapon at the World Cup after consistent performances in IPL but since the World Cup debacle, he never returned to the team. His Thursday performance sparked the old debate as some said he was shown the exit door without enough chances while some said he is just a flat-track bully.
Here are some of the Tweets:
Varun Chakravarthy was absolutely unplayable in that spell!
— Prasenjit Dey (@CricPrasen) April 6, 2023
Varun Chakravarthy ko kabhi troll nhi karna ka ghamand hai 🗿
Banda achcha hai, Pak ke against koi ni chala, NZ ke against 130 kaise defend ho jaata! And then he was dropped 💔
I blame the Virat-Shastri duo for picking him eaely based on 1 IPL performance…! https://t.co/zwJmL9wvLE
— Ritikardo Di Caprio 💗 (@ThandaPeg) April 6, 2023
#KKRvRCB #RCBvKKR#IPL23 #KKRvsRCB
1. Varun Chakravarthy for KKR
2. Varun Chakravarthy for India pic.twitter.com/Jd9N2VWwUd
— Gaurav Pathak (@itsGauravPathak) April 6, 2023
Ao HaRCB tumhay Varun Chakravarthy khailna sikhaao 😂😂 https://t.co/V93F6J5361 pic.twitter.com/6czIhGBiFD
— FAKHAR| (BA)²R || STAN (@152nOTOut) April 6, 2023
#VarunChakravarthy‘s reaction after taking those wickets has been priceless. You can clearly see in his eyes that he has a point to prove to his “ex”- girlfriend. 😊#KKRvRCB @KKRiders #AskStar @StarSportsIndia
— Avijit (@faujdar) April 6, 2023
First learn how to play average spinner like Varun Chakravarthy then compare him with Babar Azam.pic.twitter.com/nMb5BUn4iS
— Ehtisham Siddique (@iMShami_) April 6, 2023
Performances of Varun chakravarthy, Chahal, Shardul and Ruturaj gayakwad might look entertaining, but is surely concerning considering we have World cups ahead of us and Sanju, Kuldeep, Axar & Siraj might go ignored again. #KKRvRCB
— Abhinav kedia (@abhikedi18) April 6, 2023
Varun Varun chakravarthy Chakravarthy
For KKR for India#KKRvRCB pic.twitter.com/hI6sZDJI6d
— Sumit✨ (@Anteryamiiii) April 6, 2023
For KKR For India pic.twitter.com/Hewgf42oir
— Stanyyy ⚡ (@GMBTweetzzz) April 6, 2023
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