first_imgKings XI Punjab’s Varun Chakravarthy was on Wednesday ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2019 after the spinner failed to recover from an injury.The Tamil Nadu player has been on the sidelines for most part of this IPL campaign due to a finger injury. A leg-spinner, Chakravarthy played just one match during the ongoing season against Kolkata Knight Riders in March, returning with figures of 1/35.Varun, who was picked up for Rs 8.40 crore at the auction in December last year, had fractured his finger during KXIP’s visit to Chennai last month which sidelined him for a few weeks.”While the team was hopeful that Chakravarthy would return for the final few games of the campaign, his recovery however has not been sufficient. The 27-year-old will return home as a result. KXIP wishes him a speedy recovery and the very best for the rest of the year,” KXIP said in a media release.Varun rose to fame during his stint with Siechem Madurai Panthers in Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2018. In 10 matches, the “mystery spinner” picked up only nine wickets but opposition batsmen struggled to put bat to ball against him.With close to seven different variations, Varun bowled 40 overs out of which 20.5 were dots.With a miserly economy rate of 4.70, he played a key role in the Panthers title-winning run. Before the last season, the Madurai-based team didn’t manage to win a single match, stitching a 15-match winless streak over two years.Unsurprisingly, Varun was called up to play for the Tamil Nadu state team in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018. He finished the campaign with 22 wickets, the second most in the tournament behind left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem.advertisementAlso Read | Varun Chakravarthy, who was sold to KXIP for Rs 8.4 crore, had almost quit cricketAlso Read | Varun Chakarvarthy, Mahipal Lomror among 5 mystery spinners to watch out for in IPL 2019Also Read | IPL 2019 Auction: Varun Chakravarathy ‘over the moon’ after bagging million-dollar deallast_img

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