Varun Chakravarthy is the most recent participant named in India’s Twenty20 Worldwide (T20I) squad for the upcoming sequence towards Australia. Mockingly, cricket wasn’t Varun’s first selection of profession! Born in Bidar, Karnataka, he’s an architect by coaching.
“Since he could not go beyond school-level cricket, like children in any other middle-class family, the only option for him was to study and earn a living. After discussing his tastes, we thought the best option was architecture, and so he chose to study B.Arch at SRM University, Chennai,” his father, Vinod, stated, in an unique interview to DC.
However on the age of 25 Varun determined to stop his job and take up cricket as a occupation as a result of he discovered he wasn’t incomes a lot being an architect.
Nevertheless, his scientific coaching has certainly helped him in his pursuit of sport.
“Architecture involves creative thinking and fitting a creative process to certain guidelines. He feels his study of architecture has greatly helped him in visualising a situation and taking action,” says Vinod.
Native coach Diwakar Vasu concurs.
“According to Vinod, his son is multi-talented. Varun’s interests include music, drawing, acting and film editing besides sports. “He did his primary schooling in KV CLRI Chennai and moved to St.Patricks Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Adyar, which was near our home,” says Vinod, including that main motive they selected to place him within the college was that he was very fascinated by cricket, and the varsity had an excellent cricket staff.
Sachin, Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik are Varun’s idols.
Varun has been dubbed ‘mystery spinner’ by the media due to the best way he spins the ball, giving the batsmen no clue as to what kind of ball will fly off his fingers.
Explaining his bowling motion, coach Diwakar Vasu says, “His bowling is hard to read because he has a flat trajectory, ball rotation is well disguised, and there is less time for the batsman to pick up on his variations.”
Like each guardian, Vinod and his spouse Hema Malini are overjoyed that their son has realised his desires. “We are happy that his hard work has paid off, and that his life story is one more source of inspiration for the talented people of this great country,” Vinod says, signing off.