During the dressing room celebrations, Akash Madhwal was offered with the match. ball© Instagram
Akash Madhwal engineered Mumbai Indians’ complete 81-run win over Lucknow Super Giants within the IPL 2023 Eliminator on Wednesday, registering staggering figures of 5 for five in 3.3 overs. Madhwal, who was working as an engineer and taking part in tennis-ball cricket just some years in the past, has now entered the IPL historical past books along with his figures towards LSG. He now holds the report of essentially the most economical figures within the historical past of IPL playoffs. During MI’s dressing room celebrations, Madhwal was offered with the match ball, and he was all smiles after receiving the souvenir.
With Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer each out injured, the beforehand unheralded Madhwal has grabbed his likelihood to shine.
He joined Mumbai final 12 months as an damage alternative however remained confined to taking part in apply matches, earlier than skipper Rohit Sharma launched him to the large stage this season.
“The crew has given me the accountability so I’m making an attempt to do it,” Madhwal advised reporters after his man-of-the-match efficiency.
“It’s not that I can take his (Bumrah’s) place, however no matter I can do in my capability, I’m doing.”
“Cricket is my ardour and never a burden,” he stated. “So I’m having fun with cricket after leaving engineering and a job to comply with my ardour with out having a lot at residence.”
His feat on Wednesday got here on the again of 4-37 towards Sunrisers Hyderabad — eclipsed solely by Mumbai big-buy Cameron Green‘s match-winning 100 not out.
MI will now tackle Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2 on Friday, and the winner of the match will tackle Chennai Super Kings within the last on Sunday.
(With AFP Inputs)
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