'Feels surreal', says Varun Chakravarthy on his surprise India call-up

"It feels surreal", said the architect-turned-mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy after he got a maiden India call-up for the T20 series in Australia following his exploits for Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL.

The 29-year-old, who only started taking his spin bowling seriously in 2018, said he was not expecting to be picked in the national team.

He has played only 12 T20s and featured in a lone First-Class game.

“After the match got over, I got to know (of my selection into the Indian team). I keep using the same word again and again, it feels surreal,” he told BCCI.tv after the game against Kings XI Punjab on Monday night.

“My basic goal was to play in the team regularly and perform and contribute to their wins. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do the same for India. I am not very active on social media and I have to thank the selectors for keeping their faith in me. I don’t really have words.”

Varun took a five-wicket haul against Delhi Capitals earlier in the competition, forcing the national selectors to take notice.

 

 

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