Mayank Markande Becomes The New Instagram Sensation
By CricShots - Apr 18, 2018 4:52 pm
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has always been known for churning out talented youngsters in the country. The tournament motto has been ‘where talent meets opportunity’ ever since the inaugural edition of the tournament. Every year, new faces take the limelight and get the chance of becoming the overnight superstars. This season, the young guns like Mayank Markande, Sanju Samson, and Washington Sundar have already made steady starts to make a name for themselves.

Mayank Markande, IPL’s newest sensation

Among the youngsters’ lot, the one who tops the list is the Mumbai Indians new found leg-spinner Mayank Markande. The leggie from Punjab has been the biggest find of the ongoing season of IPL thus far. He bowls with immaculate precision. In fact, even the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli found it difficult to read him as his variations are so apt. 

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Markande made a fantastic start to his IPL career where he returned with figures of 3/23 against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the tournament opener. The three-wicket haul included the big fish like Dhoni. In the match that followed, he scalped 4/23 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (), including another big wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. The youngster has a lot of talent and he is reaping rewards for the same.

The rewards are not limited to on-field ones. His Instagram profile has seen a sudden surge of 300 percent raise in his followers. Prior to the tournament, he has about 2000 followers. Now, he has 60.6K followers. Who thought only the winking ladies could be overnight sensations on the social media!

Take a look at his Instagram account:

Mayank Markande

In a recent interview with, Mayank Markande said, “When I used to bowl at the nets to Reetinder Singh Sodhi, he would often find it difficult to pick me. I also didn’t have the body to bowl fast so I turned to leg-spin. It was then when Jiwanjot Singh’s father kept a keen eye on me that I turned full time to bowling leg-spin.”

Here some more Instagram posts of Mayank:

So many people, So many shades. Nobody stays, everyone fades…

A post shared by Mayank Markande (@mayank.0011) on

Criticism works more than compliments

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let me be your 2am thoughts !! ✌🏻️✌🏻️

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