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Unknown spinner Varun Chakravarthy goes for mammoth $1.2 million at IPL auction

Varun Chakravarthy

By: Sarwar Alam

Little-known Indian mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy hit the jackpot at the Indian Premier League auction Tuesday after he was snared for $1.2 million by Kings XI Punjab. The price tag surprised pundits gathered at Jaipur for the 2019 Twenty20 tournament auction, where the 27-year-old only had a base price of two million rupees ($28,400). After a fierce bidding war, the bowler emerged as the most expensive player in this year’s sell-off along with Indian left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat, bagged by Rajasthan Royals for the same price. “What a bid! Varun Chakaravarthy joins us for the new season of IPL!” the…

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