Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Varun Chakravarti said he had dew in his mind, forcing the ball to slip out of his hands during the Indian Premier League match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) here on Monday.
Even then, Chakravarti chose one for 24 of four overs.
“In the last ten overs, dew really started and there is a lot of dew. It was really hard to catch the ball, a few balls slipped and we had to dry the ball on each ball,” Chakravarti said after the PBKS inning.
“I make sure I dry the ball so I can squeeze and pull out anything I want. But it still plays in the mind that there’s too much dew and slippage, so it can slip sometimes.”
The right-handed spinner, known for spinning a mysterious spin and has not yet been studied by the batsman, took the wicket of Nicholas Puran on Monday.
Chakravarti and fellow KKR fighter Sunil Narine he bowled the middle and held things tight. They distributed 46 tracks in eight frames and chose three wickets.
The Tamil Nadu bowling alley said it was working on another mysterious ball that would be released soon.
“I’m working on it, let’s see if the conditions help me, I’ll use it. For that I need a dry ball,” he added.