With nine wickets in his last two outings, including a 5/5 in the IPL 2023 Eliminator against the Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday, 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 Yadav, has 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.

Apart from Kumble, several current and former cricketers hailed the pacer for match-winning performance against LSG.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

After opting to bat, scored 182 for 8 in 20 overs and it seemed 15 short given explosive batting firepower of Lucknow.

However, Madhwal’s incredible figures of 3.3-0-5-5 and some terrific ground fielding led by skipper Rohit Sharma saw Gautam Gambhir mentored side crumble for a paltry 101 in 16.3 overs.

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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