IPL 2023 | Stephen Fleming | Still regret not being able to buy Varun Chakravarthy in the auction: CSK head coach Stephen Fleming

Chennai: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) head coach Stephen Fleming said that he still regrets not being able to buy former net bowler Varun Chakravarthy in the IPL auction. Chakraborty was Chennai’s net bowler for a few years and troubled the Chennai batsmen including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Playing his first IPL match at Chepauk, the Kolkata Knight Riders off-spinner played a key role in his team’s victory. Stephen Fleming said in the press conference after the match, ‘We regret losing Varun till date. He troubled us in the net for many years. We could not buy him in the auction. Chakraborty was bought by Punjab Kings in 2019 for eight crores 40 lakhs and in 2020, KKR kept him in the team after buying him for four crores. Regarding the defeat on Sunday, Fleming said that his team could not understand the situation very well. Read this too He said, “We failed to read the situation. It was a tough match for the batsmen. The wicket had a lot of bounce in the beginning which slowly died down. We are still learning to play in these new conditions. The Chennai team has returned to its home ground after two years. Meanwhile, KKR assistant coach Abhishek Nayar described Rinku Singh as the ideal package for any team. He said, “Rinku plays spin very well. Looking at his first-class season, Rinku is one of the three-four players who have been successful in the last two-three seasons. He knows how to play in these conditions. There are very challenging pitches in domestic cricket and I am glad that he has been so successful. (agency)

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