Evin Lewis was 500th Indian T20 league player © AFP (File Photo)
Evin Lewis was 500th Indian T20 league player © AFP (File Photo)

Evin Lewis registered an unwanted record for himself on his Indian T20 League debut, for Mumbai. Lewis fell for a 2-ball duck in tournament opener between Mumbai and Chennai. Lewis opted for DRS but even that could not save him from a top-notch delivery by Deepak Chahar. He was the 58th player in Indian T20 League to be dismissed on a duck on debut. The last player to achieve this feat was Lewis’ West Indies teammate Samuel Badree in 2017, playing for Bengaluru.

Lewis was brought for INR 3.8 crores, a significant raise over his base price of 1.5 crores. Lewis has played T20 cricket for teams likes  Barisal Bulls, Dhaka Dynamites, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Trinidad & Tobago. Between them, Lewis and Mayank Markande of Mumbai and Mark Wood of Chennai took the player count in Indian T20 League history past 500 today.