Akash Madhwal’s Priceless Response On Receiving Match Ball After 5-Wicket Haul In IPL 2023 Eliminator. Watch | Cricket Information

Through the dressing room celebrations, Akash Madhwal was offered with the match. ball© Instagram

Akash Madhwal engineered Mumbai Indians’ complete 81-run win over Lucknow Tremendous 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 enjoying tennis-ball cricket only a few years in the past, has now entered the IPL historical past books together with his figures in opposition to LSG. He now holds the file of essentially the most economical figures within the historical past of IPL playoffs. Throughout 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 substitute however remained confined to enjoying follow matches, earlier than skipper Rohit Sharma launched him to the large stage this season.

“The crew has given me the duty so I’m making an attempt to do it,” Madhwal advised reporters after his man-of-the-match efficiency.

“It is 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 mentioned. “So I’m having fun with cricket after leaving engineering and a job to observe my ardour with out having a lot at dwelling.”

His feat on Wednesday got here on the again of 4-37 in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad — eclipsed solely by Mumbai big-buy Cameron Inexperienced’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 Tremendous Kings within the remaining on Sunday.

(With AFP Inputs)

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