Varun Chakravarthy is unique bowler: Anil Kumble

Former India captain and head coach Anil Kumble is happy that KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy is back in his element having sorted his technical issues with regards to action and speed of his deliveries. Chakravarthy, who played in the T20 World Cup in 2021 had two good seasons of IPL (2020 and 2021) in which he picked as many as 25 wickets. However his performance dipped last season as he managed only six wickets from 11 games with an economy rate of nearly nine runs per over. However, despite KKR not having a great season so far, Chakravarthy has had a good outing with 13 scalps from eight games at an economy rate of 8.06 per over. ”Varun is certainly a very unique bowler. He has the ability. I am really happy that he has sort of worked things around. Because for a bowler like Varun, the action and speed that he bowls at, if the speed drops, then he is not that effective,” Kumble, an IPL expert for JioCinema, said on Friday evening during a virtual interaction. ”This year, he has got back the speed that he was bowling at (earlier) and the trajectory, and also the nip off the surface. And the other fact also remains, that now that the IPL is moving around every city, he has adjusted to that, and it certainly helps his style of bowling,” he further explained.