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Varun Chakraborty took 5 wickets. He was the man of the match.
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals by 59 runs in a double header match on Saturday in IPL-13. In this match, Kolkata’s hero of victory Varun Chakraborty took 5 wickets for 20 runs in 4 overs. He is the second uncapped bowler in the IPL, taking 5 wickets in an IPL match. Before Varun, in 2018, Ankit Rajput took 5 wickets for 14 runs against Hyderabad Sunrisers while playing for Kings XI Punjab.
First bowler this season, who took 5 wickets from 17 balls
Varun sent Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer, who was proving dangerous against Kolkata, to Kamlesh Nagerkoti and sent him to the pavilion. Iyer scored 47 off 38 balls for Delhi. At the same time, in this match, Delhi’s second big scorer Rishabh Pant was bowled and took his wicket. Pant scored 27 off 33 balls. Apart from this, he took the wickets of Shimran Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis and Akshar Patel.
Kolkata bought for 30 lakhs
Varun was bought by Kolkata in IPL Oxon for 30 lakh rupees. He took 12 wickets at 7.05 economy rate in 10 matches played in IPL-13. He has taken 13 wickets in 11 matches of IPL.
22 wickets in first Vijay Hazare Trophy
Varun Chakraborty plays for Tamil Nadu. He took the highest number of 22 wickets from 9 matches for Tamil Nadu in his first Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2018-19. He has also played in the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
What did Varun say
After the match, Varun Chakraborty said in a conversation with Star Sports- I was not getting wickets from the last few matches. So I wanted to take one or two wickets against Delhi. But thank God I got 5 wickets. I enjoyed the wicket of Shreyas Iyer the most. I said that I want to bowl from the short end, so I had to attack the stumps.