IPL 2023: ‘Junior Yuvraj’ And ‘Junior Bumrah’ Doing Wonders For Mumbai Indians

IPL 2023: ‘Junior Yuvraj’ And ‘Junior Bumrah’ Doing Wonders For Mumbai Indians

What is the biggest achievement of Mumbai Indians in IPL-2023? This season he discovered ‘Junior Yuvraj’ and ‘Junior Bumrah’ for his team.

After defeating Lucknow in the Eliminator, Rohit said, many people are contributing behind the scenes to making this team.

Their contribution is not visible to common people but they are very special to us. That is because they work day and night in talent hunt. It is because of them that we are able to connect talented players with us.

Actually, Rohit Sharma was praising the talent search department (scout team) of the team management. He said that Tilak Verma and Nehal Wadhera are future superstars for Mumbai and India.

Now add the name of Akash Madhwal to this. Nehal Wadhera is 22 years old and he plays for Punjab in domestic cricket.

Because of his playing style and temperament, he is called Yuvraj Singh of the new era. This left-handed batsman hits bold sixes like Yuvraj Singh.

On the other hand, Akash Madhwal is called Junior Bumrah. Tilak Verma became the star of Mumbai in 2022. This time Nehal and Akash are the new additions to the team.

Historic fast bowling

Akash Madhwal bowled record-breaking against Lucknow in Eliminator. Took 5 wickets for 5 runs in 3.3 overs. This is the new record for the best bowling in the playoffs in IPL history.

To date, no bowler has been able to bowl like Akash in the last four matches. He created a new record by breaking the 13-year-old record.

Earlier in the semi-finals of IPL 2010, Chennai’s Doug Ballinger took 4/13 against the Deccan Chargers. Prior to this, Akash had also taken 4 wickets in a do or die match against Hyderabad.

This means Akash Madhwal is performing big in a big match. It is an injustice to the time that a talented bowler like Akash could be discovered late.

He made his IPL debut at the age of 29. Though of late, as soon as he got the opportunity, he did not take long to capitalize on it.

Net bowler to the main bowler

On the 3rd of this month (May 2023), he made his IPL debut against Punjab in which he did not get any wickets. But soon he coined his perfect yorker.

In fact, the scout team of Mumbai discovered Akash in 2022. At that time he was the net bowler of the team. Rohit Sharma was aware of the yorker and swing of this left-arm fast bowler since last year.

This year, when Jofra Archer pulled out of the competition due to injury, Rohit Sharma decided to replace him with Akash Madhwal.

This decision proved correct and in just 20 days he became Mumbai’s death overs specialist bowler.

How Akash Became a quick learner

After defeating Lucknow in the Eliminator, during the post-match presentation, commentator Harsh Bhogle asked Akash, heard you are a very quick learner?

Then Akash replied, I have studied engineering and engineers have a tendency to learn quickly. They have their own learning power.

On this Harsh Bhogle said it is a good thing, you are talking about an engineer, I am glad to hear it. Engineer here and engineer there.

Actually, Harsh Bhogle is a man of many talents. He is a resident of Hyderabad. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the College of Technology, Osmania University.

Then he studied at IIM Ahmedabad. He worked for two years but was not satisfied. From the age of 19, he used to do commentary on amateur radio (All India Radio).

Later he made commentary on the basis of his life. That’s why when Akash talked about his being an engineer, Harsh Bhogle also said his point.

Akash’s feet in Bumrah’s shoes?

IPL 2023: Harsh Bhogle asked Akash Madhwal, Jasprit Bumrah used to perform the role that has been assigned to you now, should it be assumed that you have stepped into Bumrah’s shoes?

Then Akash replied, Bumrah Bhai is in his place, I am trying hard to fulfill the responsibility given to me now. Once during the camp, I talked to Bumrah Bhai on the phone.

The ball on which Nicholas Pooran was dismissed, Akash considers it as his best ball. This wicket proves that Akash not only has the ability to bowl yorkers but also has the ability to swing the ball.

Record-breaking innings of 578 runs in a four-day match

IPL 2023: Nehal Wadhera is a resident of Ludhiana, Punjab. When he was playing Under 16 for Punjab, cricket experts saw a glimpse of Yuvraj Singh in him.

His way of hitting sixes was similar to that of Yuvraj Singh. Nehal grabbed everyone’s attention with his performances in the Vijay Merchant Trophy and Cooch Behar Trophy.

In the 2017–18 Cooch Behar Trophy, he made a mark with his batting by scoring 529 runs. Then he was selected for the Indian team for the Under-19 Asia Cup.

In 2022, in a match in Punjab’s district-level cricket competition, he created panic in the whole country by scoring 578 runs in an inning.

He broke the record made by Brian Lara in a four-day match. The threat of Nehal’s game reached Mumbai Indians. The talent search team noticed his game.

This is how Nehal Wadhera connected with Mumbai

IPL 2023: According to Kamal Wadhera, father of Nehal Wadhera, in October 2022 a phone call was received at home. An official of Mumbai Indians Management had called.

He asked Nehal to come to Mumbai to give a trial. Nehal went to Mumbai. He showed his ability in two days trial. Then he returned to Ludhiana. Ten days later, Nehal got a call again from Mumbai.

He has tried again in front of Rohit Sharma and Zaheer Khan. The coach also reviewed his game. After everyone’s consent, it was decided to add him to the team.

Then Nehal put his name for the IPL auction in December 2022. MI bought him at his base price of 20 lakhs Rupees. On 2 April 2023, Nehal made his IPL debut against RCB.

In the very first match, he proved his talent by scoring 21 runs in 13 balls. In the Eliminator match, when Mumbai needed a big score, Nehal proved his worth by scoring 23 runs off 12 balls.

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