“Has Mumbai given another Indian player in Akash Madhwal?” - Legends react to 3.3-0-5-5
May 24, 2023, mark it in gold. Sorry, correction, Blue and Gold. In less than 30 minutes, a virtually unknown fast bowler from a tennis-ball background in Uttarakhand, became a household name: 5 wickets for just 5 runs in an IPL Eliminator. The name: Akash Madhwal.
Getting the ball to skid and zip through the floodgates of Lucknow Super Giants, he carried us on his shoulders from Chennai to Ahmedabad. From the Eliminator to the Qualifier. And the world of Social Media was all love for the 29-year-old.
Here’s a look at how the cricket fraternity and members of our Fa-MI-ly lauded the heroics of Mr. Engineer.
What a phenomenal win for the @mipaltan in the eliminator against @LucknowIPL!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 25, 2023
The partnership between @surya_14kumar and @CameronGreen_ was 🔝, knocking it out of the park! And the way Wadhera finished it off, simply sensational! 👌 Kudos to Madhwal for his bowling, he has… pic.twitter.com/MvKxuz5WjZ
5 for 5 Akash Madhwal bowled a terrific spell. First ever 5 wkt haul by any bowler in playoffs. Looking forward to a lot more from the young lad #LSGvsMI #Playoffs2023— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) May 24, 2023
The exclusive club doors laid open by OG 5/5 man
Great bowling in a high pressure game, Akash Madhwal. Welcome to the 5/5 club 👏🏾 @mipaltan @JioCinema— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) May 24, 2023
Even his former Uttarakhand coach didn’t shy away from letting the world know how proud he is
When I was Uttarakhand Head Coach this boy came for trials. He was 24-25 and had only played tennis ball cricket. We were so impressed with his pace we roped him in right away! The year was 2019, and that boy was Akash Madhwal. Proud of how far he's come! #MIvsLSG #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/BH0RTeRKvz— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 25, 2023
When you impress IPL Legends, your game is bang on point
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— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 24, 2023
What a spell 👏 💙 pic.twitter.com/gKzW1S2ar9— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 24, 2023
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…— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 24, 2023
What a sensational victory for @mipaltan! 🎉 thrilling win today! 👏 Huge congratulations to the entire team, and a special shoutout to #akashmadhwal for his incredible 5-wicket haul! 💙#IPL2023 #MIvsGT pic.twitter.com/ngOhmjVBCf— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 24, 2023
Even the big man in Jazzy B couldn’t keep calm. A true stamp of approval if any..
What a spell from Akash Madhwal🔥🔥🔥. Congratulations @mipaltan, great win 🙌🏾— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) May 24, 2023
And he left absolutely everybody mesmerised. Big stage, big pressure, big heart!
There is something incredibly moving about talking to these young performers who appear on this magnificent stage. You could see what this meant to #AkashMadhwal. Well done @mipaltan on another fabulous scouting effort. And the #TataIPL that provides life changing platforms to…— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 24, 2023
Akash Madhwal. Yes, #MI spends too dollar to get marquee players but it’s their ability to scout for the young lesser-known Indian talent that makes them the team they are. Akash Madhwal is a real 💎— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 24, 2023
Upwards and onwards, young man. 💪 #TataIPL
Take a bow for this young talent Engineer Akash Madhwal.— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) May 24, 2023
A dream spell for a boy 5-5 in 3.3 Overs.@mipaltan supperb comeback in 2nd half of #IPL2023
Congratulations @ImRo45 and boys.#LSGvMI #IPLPlayOffs @IPL #MumbaiIndians pic.twitter.com/2MDs9ZO7rN
Akash Madhwal what a performance! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 24, 2023
Showed the potential earlier in the season when he conceded just 6 runs in the 20th over v RCB at Wankhede. Tonight he hit his peak!
How good was Akash Madhwal today. Heartening to see his growth game by game. Five-wicket haul in a big game shows how good a bowler he his. Keep up the good work champ 👏👏 #AkashMadhwal #LSGvMI #IPL2023 #MI pic.twitter.com/Svrtw1CDrB— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) May 24, 2023
IPL is all about opportunities well done @AkashMadhwal when you get an opportunity make most of it n that’s something you have done @CricketCau wishing the best always @mipaltan for picking up good talent n giving them a chance #LSGvMI— Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) May 24, 2023
Akash Madhwal ensures a new team won’t be winning the IPL. Fabulous performance by him in the last 2 games and a great win for Mumbai. #LSGvMI pic.twitter.com/AbWBn4Egbl— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) May 24, 2023
Fingers, toes, and everything crossed!
5 runs, 5 wickets in Eliminator: Has Mumbai given one more Indian player in Akash Madhwal? #MIvsLSG— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 24, 2023