Former head coach of India cricket team Ravi Shastri praised Akash Madhwal’s performance in one game noting how he applied himself beautifully throughout the contest.
Mumbai Indians, captained by Rohit Sharma, advanced to the TATA IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 by defeating Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in a mostly one-sided encounter at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.
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After his batsmen made significant contributions in taking MI to an over-par 181-8 on the spin-friendly Chepauk rink, India’s rookie bowler Akash Madhwal shredded the LSG batsmen and he returned with the best figures of 5-5.
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Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri praised Madhwal for bowling hard and being a smart street bowler in the big game. Madhwal honed his bowling skills with tennis ball cricket.
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Speaking on Star Sports’ Cricket Live, Ravi Shastri said: “Madhwal applied himself in this game brilliantly, bowling beautifully and hitting the hard length on a slow track from Chepauk. He also has a good cutter. Tennis ball cricketers are highly intelligent and Madhwal has shown that skill on the big stage. He is a young bowler and a fast learner. It was another great effort from this young talent.”
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“Akash Madhwal has picked up 9 wickets in the last two games” – Ifran Pathan
Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan praises Akash Madhwal for taking 9 wickets in the last two matches. Any player would find this an outstanding achievement, and Madhwal’s efforts likely helped his team win.
Speaking on Start Sports’ Cricket Live, Irfan Pathan said: “We have never seen an uncapped player dominate in a high-pressure game. Akash Madhwal has picked up 9 wickets in the last two games. He deserves all the credit for getting MI to the Qualifier.”
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Akash Madhwal had a memorable day at the Chepauk on Wednesday, taking five wickets against the Lucknow Super Giants. Madhwal has been a standout performer in IPL 2023, taking 13 wickets in seven games. He too had a four wicket haul against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
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