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IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab spinner Varun Chakravarthy sidelined by a finger injury

Varun Chakravarthy made his IPL debut against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) late last month and since then the player has been absent from the team for the following matches.

cricket Updated: Apr 16, 2019 18:08 IST
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Varun Chakravarthy was sidelined by a finger injury and will be ruled out for the better part of the Indian Premier League (IPL).(IPL)

Kings XI Punjab spinner Varun Chakravarthy has been sidelined from the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a finger injury.

“It is unfortunate that Varun picked up the injury, but these things happen in cricket. We have great faith in his abilities and we can only hope that he recovers soon,” KXIP CEO Satish Menon said in an official statement.

The player sustained a finger injury during his visit to Chennai earlier in the month.

Chakravarthy made his IPL debut against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) late last month and since then the player has been absent from the team for the following matches.

The 27-year-old spinner finished with the figures of 1-34 in his debut match.

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Chakravarthy was picked up at a price of Rs 8.4 crore which is 42 times more than his base price of Rs 20 lakh at the auction in December.

Kings XI Punjab are currently placed at the fifth position in the league standings with 8 points.

The team next takes on Rajasthan Royals today at PCA Stadium in Mohali.

First Published: Apr 16, 2019 18:08 IST