With nine wickets in his last two outings, including a 5/5 in the IPL 2023 Eliminator against the Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday, the Mumbai Indians pacer Akash Madhwal has impressed everyone with his performances. His exploits were enough to put him in an elite list comprising massive names like Anil Kumble and Jasprit Bumrah, Madhwal, who became the first cricketer from the state of Uttarakhand to play in the IPL after he was picked by MI in 2022 as a replacement for the injured Suryakumar Yadavhas been revelation for MI, who have set their sights on a record-extending sixth IPL title.
Taking to Twitter, former India captain Kumble took to Twitter and welcomed Madhwal into the elite list of players with figures of 5/5 in an IPL match.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) May 24, 2023
Apart from Kumble, several current and former cricketers hailed the pacer for his match-winning performance against LSG.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
5 runs, 5 wickets in Eliminator: Has Mumbai given one more Indian player in Akash Madhwal? #MIvsLSG
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) May 24, 2023
What a spell from Akash Madhwal. congratulations @mipaltangreat win
Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) May 24, 2023
Akash Madhwal 5 wickets in the eliminator after the 4 he took in the last league game which was a do or die game. Such a delight to see newcomers doing well. This is the season where many of the experience guys have had a great season and many newcomers have made a big mark…. pic.twitter.com/ofZI0yk8af
What a time to rock up and bring out one of the best bowling performances of this tournament! Akash Madhwal, you beauty. Knockout game, high pressure, having to fill Bumrah’s and Archer’s shoes, and this young lad gets 5-5. This is what the IPL is all about, talent meeting…
— RP Singh (@rpsingh) May 24, 2023
After opting to bat, scored 182 for 8 in 20 overs and it seemed 15 short given explosive batting firepower of Lucknow.
MI will now take on Gujarat Titans on Friday in the second Qualifier in Ahmedabad to decide on Chennai Super Kings’ opposition for the big final on Sunday.
(With PTI inputs)
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