Varun Chakravarthy Responds To Sachin Tendulkar's Congratulatory Tweet On Being Named In The T20I Squad To Face England

Varun Chakravarthy Responds To Sachin Tendulkar’s Congratulatory Tweet On Being Named In The T20I Squad To Face England

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Varun Chakravarthy. Image credit- BCCI/IPL

India’s latest spin bowling sensation Varun Chakravarthy was, on Saturday, named in the 19-man squad for the forthcoming 5-match T20I series against England which will commence on 12th March in Ahmedabad.

Varun Chakravarthy, in fact, after a revealing IPL 2020 in the UAE was named in the squad to tour Australia. However, the mystery spinner missed out on the Tour Down Under owing to a shoulder injury.

The Karnataka-born spinner was absolutely brilliant for the Kolkata Knight Riders last season where he ended up as the leading wicket-taker for his franchise with 17 scalps, including a five-for, at a staggering economy of 6.84.

Varun Chakravarthy Responds To Sachin Tendulkar's Congratulatory Tweet On Being Named In The T20I Squad To Face England
Sachin Tendulkar. Image-Twitter.

Batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to give his heartiest wishes to Varun Chakravarthy, as well as to three other players – Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Rahul Tewatia – who earned their maiden call-ups to the national setup.

“Heartiest congratulations @ishankishan51, @rahultewatia02 & @surya_14kumar for your maiden call up to the Indian Team, and also to @chakaravarthy29, who missed out in Australia. Playing for India is the highest honour for any cricketer. Wishing you all a lot of success,” tweeted Sachin Tendulkar.

Will take your good wishes as blessings forever: Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy,29, responded to Tendulkar’s tweet thanking the former opener for his wishes – which he will cherish forever. The spinner also congratulated Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Rahul Tewatia, all three of whom enjoyed great success in the IPL 2020.

Varun Chakravarthy Responds To Sachin Tendulkar's Congratulatory Tweet On Being Named In The T20I Squad To Face England
Varun Chakravarthy. (Credits: Twitter)

“Thank you, @sachin_rt sir, this means a lot to me.. will take your good wishes along with me as blessings forever and congratulations to @surya_14kumar, @ishankishan51, @rahultewatia02,” Varun Chakravarthy replied.

Apart from the four aforementioned players, Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma return to the T20 eleven and will slot in the line-up straightaway while Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson have been dropped from the squad which toured Australia.

Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar also returns from a long hiatus due to an injury as Jasprit Bumrah is rested and Mohammed Shami continues to recover from a wrist injury he sustained in the Test series in Australia.

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