The 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) has not been fruitful so far for Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians, yet MI bowler Mayank Markande has every reason to celebrate.
Mayank has become the talk of the town with his display of exceptional bowling skills in the last two matches.
Talking about his new-found glory, Mayank said, â€œJust a year back, I was seated on a couch with my mother and watching reruns from the IPL archives on TV. I always dreamt of being here and today I am here. Life can change, this is unbelievable.â€
Markande also said that he shares a very good rapport with Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma. â€œI share a great rapport with our captain,â€ Markande said, adding, â€œHe likes to keep things simple and keeps telling me to bowl the way I would bowl for my state. He doesnâ€™t ask me to tinker with things too much. It works well for my and I enjoy bowling under his captaincy.â€
In the seventh match of current IPL season, Markande picked up four wickets against Kane Williamson-led SunRisers Hyderabad. It was Mayankwho brought MI back in the game on Thursday. However, that was not enough for MI to win the match.
Mayank also revealed how CSK spinner Harbhajan Singh supported him.
â€œThis was the first year that I had the opportunity of meeting Harbhajan Singh. He supported me a lot when I was playing List A games for Punjab. He helped me remain in a positive frame of mind throughout and would often speak to me about bowling plans. He has immense knowledge about the game and I have managed to pick a few things from him. He is a legend of the game and I would want to meet him more often and pick his brains.â€