Chennai. Akash Madhwal, who played a key role in Mumbai Indians’ comfortable 81-run win against Lucknow Supergiants in the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League, does not consider himself as a substitute for Jasprit Bumrah and is happy to fulfill the responsibility given by the team.
Uttarakhand’s Engineer Madhwal took five wickets in 3.3 overs on Wednesday night to take Mumbai Indians one step closer to making it to the finals. Trying my best to do. I am not a substitute for Bumrah but trying my best to do what I can.”
The pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai hasn’t helped the pacers much in the current season but Madhwal reveals what worked in his favour.
Madhwal said, “Chepauk wicket was good. You must have seen that the ball was not coming to a stop but was coming out fast. I am a swing bowler and try to get wickets by bowling difficult lengths.
Madhwal said that skipper Rohit Sharma knows what his strong points are and how to use them. I can bowl with the new ball as well.” Madhwal said, “So he knew how to use me according to the need of the situation.”
Meanwhile, Supergiants fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq said he enjoyed chanting ‘Kohli, Kohli’ at the stadium on Wednesday as it gave him the spirit to do well for his team. During the league stage of the ongoing IPL, Naveen and Royal Kohli, the star batsman of Challengers Bangalore, had a heated argument. Naveen, who took 4 for 38 in the Eliminator against Mumbai, said, “I enjoyed it. I like everyone on the field to name him (Virat Kohli) or any other player. It gives me the spirit to do well for my team.
He said, “I don’t think about external things. I just focus on my cricket and my process. It doesn’t affect me if the audience shouts or someone else says anything. ”””’ Naveen said, ′′ As a professional player you have to go with it. When you don’t do well for your team, the fans will target you. When you do well for your team, these are the people who will appreciate you. It is part of the game.