India’s squad for the upcoming Australia tour was announced recently and there were a few surprises. One of them was the inclusion of Varun Chakravarthy in the T20I squad.
The Tamil Nadu spinner is having a good Indian Premier League season and was picked for the tour.
Talking about his selection right after the KKR match recently, Varun said that he wasn’t expecting a call.
“I am really short of words right now. India call-up is a big thing for me. I was really not expecting it,” Chakravarthy said in a video posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on its website.
“After the match got over, that is when I got to know. It is surreal. My goal initially was to play for the team (KKR) regularly and contribute to the wins. Hopefully, I will be able to perform for the Indian team. I want to thank selectors for having faith in me,” he said.
India T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy