Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha says leg-spinner Varun Chakraborty has been selected for the T20 World Cup because of his ability to make an impact. According to Ojha, Chakraborty also has the talent to succeed at the international level.
The 300-year-old Chakraborty was one of the star actors as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by nine wickets in Abu Dhabi in the Indian Premier League 2021 match. The leg-spinner was named Man of the Match for his great spell of 3 for 1.
In a conversation on Sportskidar’s YouTube channel, Ojha asserted that Chakraborty could give a lot to the Indian team in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Also check: IPL live score | IPL points table | IPL schedule.
“Varun Chakraborty has been selected in the T20 World Cup squad because he is an influential player. He is a mysterious bowler. When we talk about T20 cricket, if you see big names like Jaspreet Bumrah or Lasith Malinga, a lot is said about them because of their ability to take wickets and change the game at will.
“I think Varun Chakraborty will do well not only for his franchise but also for the Indian team. I am really happy to see youngsters like him perform,” said Ojha, a former left-arm spinner.
Chakraborty made his international debut during the T20 series in Sri Lanka in July. He took two wickets in three matches at an impressive economy rate of 5.3.
“Arshdeep Singh is not afraid of any challenge” – Pragya Ojha
Apart from Chakraborty, Ojha was also impressed with the performance of Punjab Kings (PBKS) left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh in the IPL 2021 clash against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Dubai.
Although the PBKS batsmen held their breath, and the franchise lost the match by two runs, Arshdeep stood with the ball, claiming 5 for 2.
“Arshdeep Singh is a promising and exciting prospect. The good thing is that he is not afraid of any challenge. This aspect of his game is visible because he bowls with new balls, in mid overs and even in death. ”
“He knows very well the challenges of T20 cricket. And how to deal with them. If youngsters like Arshdeep perform so well, Indian cricket will definitely benefit in the future.”
PBKS needed just eight runs from 12 balls to win the nd2 match of IPL 2021 against RR on Tuesday. However, they exploded spectacularly, failing to leave the line as they managed a lonely run in the last over.