Cheerleaders should start dancing only…: Varun Chakaravarthy's cheeky remark on the 'new trend' of fluid boundaries this IPL | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: With the 250-run mark crossed repeatedly and boundaries raining down left, right and centre, this Indian Premier League season, Horsemen Knights of Calcutta Spinner Varun Chakaravarthy suggested that cheerleaders should only dance on sixes and not when fours are hit by batters.

It's a sort of tradition in the initial loading that cheerleaders are seen dancing in stadiums whenever boundaries are reached or wickets fall, when both teams are playing.

And amid a boundary fest this IPL season, where a record number of boundaries are being hit, the cheerleaders have been facing a work overload.

“Unfortunately, it has become a trend and maybe they should dance only for sixes and not fours (laughs),” player of the match Varun said during the post-match presentation.

Varun used his magic to claim three important wickets before Phil Salt's scintillating half-century as Kolkata Knight Riders registered a convincing seven-wicket victory. Delhi Capitals in Calcutta on Monday.

Chakaravarthy (3/16) shone in the middle after Vaibhav Arora's (2/29) strong start restricted Delhi to a modest 153/9 after Rishabh Pant chose to bat.

After putting in a lot of effort in the last match against Punjab Kings, Varun bounced back in style on Monday with a match-winning effort. Varun admitted to receiving help from the field as it spun more in the second half.

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“It (the pitch) was holding a bit and you could see as the game progressed it was turning more. Cricket has become a game of fine margins. Most of the times when something goes wrong not for me, he is still there after conceding so many runs in the last match, it was a tough pill, everyone including Abhishek Nayar and Shahrukh Khan spoke to me and it was good. Varun said.

With the sixth victory of the season in 9 matches, KKR retains its second place in the points table. This victory was also KKR's 8th in 10 home matches against the Capitals.

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