NEW DELHI: Varun Chakaravarthy‘s constant wicket-taking potential for Kolkata Knight Riders impressed former Australian quick bowler Brett Lee, who praised the spinner for making life difficult for Mumbai Indians batsmen in a low-scoring, rain-affected match.
Chakaravarthy bowled economically, taking two wickets for 17 runs, serving to KKR safe an 18-run victory and turn out to be the primary crew to qualify for the IPL playoffs on Saturday.

With 18 wickets, Chakaravarthy is at present the third-highest wicket-taker this season, behind MI’s Jasprit Bumrah and PBKS’s Harshal Patel, who each have 20 wickets.

“He bowled fantastically. He made efforts to select the exhausting size, he banged the ball quick within the wicket which didn’t enable the batsmen to get beneath the ball and made the cross-bat photographs troublesome,” Lee advised JioCinema on Sunday.

Mike Hesson, former Royal Challengers Bengaluru high-performance director, famous that KKR batter Venkatesh Iyer seems to get pleasure from punishing the Mumbai Indians bowlers. Venkatesh has scored two half-centuries this season and got here near hitting a 3rd earlier than being dismissed for 42 off 21 balls, rising as the highest run-scorer for each groups at Eden Gardens on Saturday.
Hesson commented, “He appears to like taking part in in opposition to Mumbai Indians. He obtained hit on the knee earlier however that didn’t appear to cease him. He timed every little thing fantastically, batted with a strike charge of over 200 and when all people else was struggling due to the seaming ball, he performed a match-winning hand.”
(Inputs from PTI)


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