[caption id="attachment_701106" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Mayank-Markande-2.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-701106" alt="Mayank Markande, IPL 2018, Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Mayank-Markande-2.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Mayank Markande has picked 7 wickets in 2 games and is the current purple cap holder AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mumbai-indians">Mumbai Indians </a>have lost their first two games in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl-2018">Vivo IPL 2018 </a> against<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/chennai-super-kings"> Chennai Super Kings</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sunrisers-hyderabad">Sunrisers Hyderabad</a>. 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<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/"> MS Dhoni</a> in the opening match. In the last game he picked up the most important wicket of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shikhar-dhawan/">Shikhar Dhawan</a> who was looking in great touch. He dismissed the top four batsmen in the lineup and finished with figures 4-0-23-4. <p></p> <p></p>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. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">A budding fast bowler, <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkandeMayank?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarkandeMayank</a> was asked to switch to leg-spin and his career took flight. <p></p> <p></p>Here's what his proud parents and coach have to say <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CricketMeriJaan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CricketMeriJaan</a> <a href="https://t.co/B7gvegmZHu">pic.twitter.com/B7gvegmZHu</a></p> <p></p> Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) <a href="https://twitter.com/mipaltan/status/984755966569693184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 13, 2018</a></blockquote> <p></p>MI has produced many players on international level over the years. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hardik-pandya/">Hardik Pandya</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jasprit-bumrah/">Jasprit Bumrah</a> 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?