Mayank Markande, IPL 2018, Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma
Mayank Markande has picked 7 wickets in 2 games and is the current purple cap holder © AFP

Mumbai Indians have lost their first two games in the Vivo IPL 2018  against Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, one big positive for them is Mayank Markande who has picked seven wickets in two games. Markande became an overnight hero when he dismissed MS Dhoni in the opening match. In the last game he picked up the most important wicket of Shikhar Dhawan who was looking in great touch. He dismissed the top four batsmen in the lineup and finished with figures 4-0-23-4.

In this video posted by the official twitter handle of MI his parents talk about his craze for the game from an early age. His coach even spoke about how he started bowling pace in the nets and then shifted to leg spin.

MI has produced many players on international level over the years. Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah have served as great assets for India in limited overs and are making their mark in Tests as well. Can Markande make his IPL debut season big?