Tamil Nadu has a knack for producing talented bowlers from time to time and it has been a feature for them due to a lot of tracks that are not suited for batting longer periods. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been the latest entry to the list and will go down as the best player from Tamil Nadu to have represented India when he finishes his career. But it was the Chennai Super Kings franchise that unveiled the talent of Ashwin.
Chennai Super Kings have picked up some domestic talent in the IPL Auction 2021 in the form of Hari Nishaath who was superb for Tamil Nadu at the top of the order in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. N Jagadeesan and Sai Kishore have been part of the CSK set up for the last few years and they will find a place in the playing XI sooner or later.
IPL 2021: 5 Famous Players From Tamil Nadu Who Never Played For Chennai Super Kings:
5. Varun Chakravarthy:
Mystery Spinner Varun Chakravarthy was the joint most expensive player in the 2019 auction and a lot of the IPL fans were shocked seeing the price tag for an uncapped player who hasn’t played a single game in the IPL. He was bought by the Kings XI Punjab for a whopping 8.4 crores but could not play more than one game in the season due to an injury. However, he went into the auction pool the next year and was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for 4 crores.
He had an excellent outing with the KKR last season and finished as the highest wicket-taker for the franchise with 17 wickets in 13 games. His good performances earned him a place in the Indian T20 side for the Australia tour but couldn’t be part of it due to an injury. He could have done wonders if he had been under MS Dhoni and he has never played for the franchise.