Called Karthik For Advise Before Match- Chakravarthy
Dinesh Karthik, the captain, and man-manager are frequently overlooked in favor of Karthik, the keeper-batsman, or even late Karthik, the pundit. However, ask those who have played under him in the early stages of their careers, such as Varun Chakravarthy, and you’ll get a completely different view of how skipper Karthik has shaped their careers. Chakravarthy, who was scouted by Karthik in the Tamil Nadu Premier League and afterward signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the franchise Karthik oversaw at the time, stated he called the wicketkeeper-batsman before his debut in Sri Lanka.
Responsibilities for the England-Sri Lanka series
Karthik had just ended his commentary responsibilities for the England-Sri Lanka series and was preparing to join The Hundred when Chakravarthy called him up for some guidance. “I called him the day before the match and asked him because he was commentating on the England-Sri Lanka series also. He did give me a few inputs. He shared his observations on where to bowl and how to bowl and how the Sri Lankan players play and those kinds of things.” Chakravarthy said.
Chakravarthy, who has earned a name for himself as a mystery spinner, made his T20I debut in Sri Lanka and went on to play all three games in the series. The 29-year-old stated that it was a dream come true, but he was not overcome by emotion. “Paras Mhambrey [bowling coach] gave me the cap and it was a very emotional moment for me,” “It felt like it was a dream come true and it was what I’ve been wanting for a long time. Obviously, there was responsibility, but I wasn’t blinded by all those emotions and just kept myself in the present.” I had nerves at the start because it was my first match. I had a sleepless night before the match, but everything settled down once I got into the game,” he added.