Varun, who only started taking his spin bowling seriously in 2018, said he was not expecting to be picked in the national team. He has played only 12 T20s and featured in a lone First-Class game.
The popular T20 league tournament, which was initially scheduled to run from 10 June to 12 July, was put off by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association in May as the number of coronavirus cases rose in the state.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Fifth edition of TNPL postponed due to COVID-19 crisis; TNCA to announce revised schedule in due course
The fifth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) which was scheduled to start on 10 June, was on Monday postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
My life-changing IPL auction: 'Still feels like a dream', Krishnappa Gowtham recalls the day Rajasthan Royals paid Rs 6.2 crore for him
Karnataka all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham was snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 6.2 crore in the 2018 IPL auction. He recalls the day when fairytale was scripted in his life.
My life-changing IPL auction: 'I literally went blank', Varun Chakravarthy recalls the day KXIP bought him for Rs 8.4 crore
Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.4 crores, 42 times his base price, in the 2019 IPL auctions. He recalls the frenetic day when he 'literally went blank'.
My life-changing IPL auction: 'The entire state watched me on television', T Natarajan recalls the day Kings XI Punjab bought him for Rs 3 crores
Left-arm medium-pacer Thangarasu Natarajan was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crores, 30 times his base price, making him the highest-paid uncapped player in the 2017 auctions. He recalls that 'exciting day' that turned his life around.
India vs South Africa: R Ashwin opens up on 'tough' time away from cricket after taking five-for against Proteas
R Ashwin, who has been playing only one format for India since July 2017, last played the Adelaide Test from 6 to 10 December, the first of the four on the tour of Australia.
TNPL: Internal probe committee gives 'clean chit' to league on fixing charges, 'no actionable incidents' noticed
TNCA's internal probe committee has concluded that "no actionable incidents had been noticed" into allegations of match-fixing that surfaced during the last edition of TNPL T20 tournament.
Rupa Gurunath, N Srinivasan's daughter, becomes first female president of state unit after winning TNCA elections
Rupa is the wife of Gurunath Meiyappan, who is serving a life ban for his involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal and was elected unopposed
While TNPL has formed a committee that will probe the issue, some of the owners, who refused to be named have spoken about need for a better commercially viable model.
BCCI ACU chief calls for match-fixing law, legalised betting and gambling to curb corruption in Indian cricket
'It is not unstoppable. We probably require a law against it, a match-fixing law. If there is a clear law against it, police will also have a clear cut role', said ACU chief Ajit Singh Shekhawat
Tamil Nadu Cricket Association appoints committee to enquire reports of suspected match-fixing in TNPL
The TNPL had run into troubled waters with a few first-class cricketers and a couple of coaches coming under the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit's scanner for suspected match-fixing.
Tamil Nadu Premier League players approached by unknown persons on WhatsApp; BCCI initiates inquiry into corruption claims
There have been reports of an unknown person approaching some of the players during the league and the players then complained to the ACU
Vijay Shankar made his TNPL debut in the fourth season, playing for former champions Chennai Super Gillies against Tuti Patriots in Tirunelveli.
Watch: Ravichandran Ashwin gets a wicket off bizarre one-handed delivery in Tamil Nadu Premier League
Ravichandran Ashwin bowled two deliveries with a unique action during the Tamil Nadu Premier League fixture between Dindigul Dragons and Madurai Panthers.
IPL Auction 2019: Millionaire mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy will have to keep his feet grounded as he seeks greater recognition
Varun Chakravarthy will get the opportunity to bowl alongside and learn from the seasoned Ravichandran Ashwin in the IPL, but he will have to make an impact quickly in what can be a ruthlessly competitive environment.
With 346 players enrolled for the event set to take place on December 18th at Jaipur, we scan through some highly talented domestic guns in India who have set themselves up for a big haul courtesy some promising performances in domestic leagues.
Former India cricketer Subramaniam Badrinath says he did not get enough opportunities to play Test cricket
Subramaniam Badrinath said, "The Madhavrao Scindia award that I got for the highest aggregate of runs. But I didn't get to play a Test match after that. That I feel is a little bit harsh."
The stylish Tamil Nadu middle-order batsman, who played two Tests, seven ODIs and a lone T20 international, said he had been pondering retirement for the past one year and took the decision as he wanted to spend more time with his family.
India vs England: Michael Hussey feels Virat Kohli should play Ravichandran Ashwin over Kuldeep Yadav in first Test
"I don't know what the selectors are thinking. Personally, I feel Ashwin should play ahead of Kuldeep. He has more than 300 Test wickets. Ashwin deserves his place in the starting XI," said Michael Hussey.