Kings XI Punjab’s mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who was playing his first season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year, after being bought for a whopping Rs 8.4 crore at the auction, has been ruled out of the tournament, due to injury.
In a press release, the franchise said: “While the team were hopeful that Chakravarthy would return for the final few games of the campaign, his recovery, however, hasn’t been sufficient. The 27-year-old will return home as a result. KXIP wishes him a speedy recovery and the very best for the rest of the year.”
Chakravarthy played just one match during the ongoing season for Kings XI Punjab, against Kolkata Knight Riders in which he returned figures of 1/35 from three overs.
He was injured during KXIP’s visit to Chennai in April and was sidelined from the team. The side has not yet named a replacement for the all-rounder.
KXIP are currently at the seventh position in the IPL 2019 points table. They first need to win both of their remaining matches, improve the Net Run Rate and then wait for a couple of results to qualify for the playoffs.