Varun Chakravarthy, the Kings XI Punjab ‘thriller’ spinner who was purchased for INR eight.four crore – 42 occasions his base value – had one of many worst begins for an IPL debutant, towards Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on Wednesday. Sharing the brand new ball with Mohammed Shami, Chakravarthy conceded 25 runs in his first over, courtesy three sixes and a 4 from Knight Riders pinch-hitting opener Sunil Narine.
Here is how the over performed out, as recorded by our ball-by-ball commentary crew:
1.1 Varun to Lynn, 1 run, looped onto a full size, dabbed cautiously off the legs to midwicket
1.2 Varun to Narine, SIX runs, plonked into the dug-out! Vegetation the entrance foot, swings by the road, clear over long-off! Outdated Thriller 1 New Thriller zero
1.three Varun to Narine, 2 runs, by Varun’s fingers! Smashed again down the monitor and he cannot cling on to his left!
1.four Varun to Narine, FOUR runs, honked by midwicket! That is one other calculatedly aggressive mow. No want for finesse, simply pummel it to the rope!
1.5 Varun to Narine, SIX runs, that is gone many a mile! Proper to the pitch of this one, a booming slog sweep, excessive over the leg aspect! Large stress now!
1.6 Varun to Narine, SIX runs, sliding down the leg aspect, and launched over backward sq.! Yeegads, Narine’s at it once more!