Akash Madhwal broke the backbone of Lucknow Super Giants by taking the wickets of Prerak Mankad, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi and Mohsin Khan in the Eliminator of IPL 2023.
Akash Madhwal became the hero of Mumbai Indians (MI) on Wednesday. He took 5 wickets for just 5 runs in 3.3 overs. Madhwal broke the backbone of Lucknow Super Giants by taking the wickets of Prerak Mankad, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi and Mohsin Khan in the Eliminator of IPL 2023. Mumbai will now face Gujarat Titans (GT) in the second qualifier.
This performance of Akash Madhwal was praised by Mumbai Indians star bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Akash seems to be filling the gap of Bumrah in the team. Captain Rohit Sharma also praised him. He said that after the departure of Jofra Archer, he knew that Akash had the ability to shoulder the responsibility. Akash is the first cricketer of Uttarakhand cricket team to play in IPL.
Jasprit Bumrah tweeted and praised Akash Madhwal
After the match against Lucknow, Jasprit Bumrah tweeted and praised Akash Madhwal. He said, “Aakash Madhwal what a spell. Congratulations Mumbai Indians on a great win.” He used the emoji of fire after writing about the sky in this tweet. Getting this far even in the absence of bowlers like Bumrah and Archer shows that young players like Akash Madhwal have performed brilliantly for Mumbai Indians.
What did Rohit Sharma say about Akash Madhwal
Regarding Player of the Match Akash Madhwal, Rohit Sharma said, “He (Akash) was part of the team last year as a support bowler, but he did not get a chance to play. Once Jofra Archer left (due to injury), I knew he had the skills and ability to shoulder the responsibility for us. We needed someone to bowl the death overs and we knew what he was capable of.”