The IPL 2023 knockout match was played between Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants. In this match played at Chepauk, Chennai, Mumbai Indians got an easy win over Lucknow Super Giants. Mumbai Indians defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs in this match. Akash Madhwal was the biggest hero of Mumbai’s victory. Madhwal took five wickets for just 5 runs in this. Due to this performance by Madhwal, the man of the match was also selected. No one would have thought that a player who made his IPL debut this year would singlehandedly beat Mumbai Indians in a major match. But do you know that the Mumbai Indian team had included Akash Madhwal in their squad for just a few lakh rupees?
Akash joined MI in just this amount of lakh
Akash Madhwal is a name that started to rule the hearts of all cricket fans overnight. Madhwal, who played the most important role in the victory of the Mumbai Indians, did the job for his team that even the players who took crores could not do. But you will also be surprised to know that Madhwal was included in his squad by the Mumbai team for just Rs 20 lakhs. This season under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Madhwal had a chance at 11 Mumbai and today he did not disappoint his captain. Madhwal was included in the Mumbai squad in the year 2022 as a replacement for Suryakumar Yadav.
This player was part of the RCB
Akash Madhwal is the captain of the Uttarakhand white ball team. In the year 2020, he became a part of IPL as a net shooter for RCB. No team included him in the 2021 auction. RCB team management misidentified this special talent and Mumbai included him in their squad in the year 2022. Madhwal is playing for the team’s bowling unit instead of Jasprit Bumrah this season. He has not even let the lack of this very special player feel in his performance.
Madhwal, engineer turned cricketer
It is not easy to make a cricketer in a country like India. Madhwal, 29, is an engineer, trained by Rishabh Pant’s coach. Madhwal has taken 15 wickets in 15 T20 matches for Uttarakhand. He is also performing brilliantly in this year’s IPL. He has taken 13 wickets in 7 matches at an economy of 7.77.