MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Mayank Markande
Mayank Markande © AFP

The opening match of the Indian T20 League 2018 was no less than a scripted movie climax. Dwayne Bravo and Kedar Jadhav  might have been the stars of the day but one cannot ignore the debutant for Mumbai. Mayank Markande rose to fame when he picked up 3 for 23 including the big wicket of MS Dhoni. His other wickets included Ambati Rayudu, who was looking dangerous and Deepak Chahar who was out for a golden duck. He bowled 11 dot balls in his four overs.

The Mumbai team through their official twitter account posted a video in which Markande talks about how Dhoni’s wicket gained him fame overnight.


Markande is currently the purple cap holder with three wickets and better economy than others. Hardik Pandya is just behind him with same number of wickets but a higher economy rate. It would be interesting to see for how long Markande holds on to the top spot.