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Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan Shine As MI Introduces Unique Honour in IPL 2024
By CricShots - Apr 12, 2024 6:05 pm
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Suryakumar Yadav made a grand entrance into the current Indian Premier League (IPL) season with a scintillating fifty against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday. Despite not being in the Mumbai Indians’ initial playing XI, Surya emerged as an impactful substitute in the second innings when the team, led by Hardik Pandya, chased a challenging target of 197 runs at the Wankhede Stadium.

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Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan played match winning knocks

His match-winning 52 against RCB earned him the coveted dressing-room Player of the Match award. In a unique move, MI has introduced a special accolade to recognize the standout performers in each match. Apart from Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan also received this honour from MI owner Nita Ambani.

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Ishan Kishan’s stellar innings of 69 runs off 34 balls, adorned with seven boundaries and five sixes, laid the groundwork for a successful chase. His contribution with the gloves was equally commendable, as he pulled off a diving catch to dismiss Virat Kohli, courtesy of Jasprit Bumrah’s lethal delivery.

 

Speaking of Bumrah, the ace pacer proved his mettle once again by sending off formidable batters like Faf du Plessis and Mahipal Lomror. With a five-wicket haul, Bumrah’s exceptional bowling display earned him the official Player of the Match award.

 

Suryakumar Yadav, who missed the first few matches of this IPL season, showcased a remarkable return to form against Royal Challengers Bangalore. While his first appearance against Delhi Capitals last week was unremarkable, he found his rhythm at home. Surya’s aggressive knock of five boundaries and four maximums in a 19-ball stint against RCB exhibited a strike rate exceeding 270.

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Despite a rocky start to the 2024 IPL campaign with three consecutive defeats, the Mumbai Indians bounced back with impressive victories against Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. These back-to-back wins have propelled MI to the seventh position in the IPL 2024 standings.

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