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Varun Chakravarthy will be key for India: Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli lavished praise to KKR’s spin sensation Varun Chakravarthy who picked up 3 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore in his first match of the UAE-leg of IPL 2021.

“Pretty good from Varun, he’s going to be a key factor when he plays for India. It’s great guys who’ve got the opportunity to play at the international level. He’s someone who is going to play in the near future for India, it’s a great sign,” Kohli said after losing the match here.

The RCB skipper further said that his side will bounce back in the next game. “We have five wins from eight, we expect a loss here and there, it’s part and parcel, need to be professional, stick to our strengths and execute our plans. We have absolute confidence in our squad to pull up the next game onwards and put in strong performances.”

“When I have the ball in my hand, I try to assess the pitch,” he says. It was flat, credit to the bowlers for bowling well in the PP. I like to set it up for the bowlers who come on after me. There wasn’t much spin on offer, so I had to keep my line on the stumps only. Playing for India has made me feel better, I have a sense of acceptance from people around me, because I started at 26,” Varun said.

KKR won the match by 9 wickets and moved to the fifth spot in the points table while RCB still sits at the third place with 10 points.

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