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The 20-year-old leg spinner, Mayank Markande, who is representing Mumbai Indians (MI) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) admits that the dream couldn’t get ‘better’.
Meanwhile, he is currently the Purple Cap holder with seven wickets from two games. Although Mumbai has suffered two consecutive defeats, but it has been a success story for a promising lad, Markande.
Having a big heart, Mayank started with a bang as he bagged three wickets on his debut in the opening fixture against Chennai on April 7 at iconic Wankhede Stadium.
The leg-spinner Markande backed it up with four wickets against the Sunrisers Hyderabad during the last-ball thrilling encounter at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Thursday night.
However, despite his heroics, MI is yet to taste success in this eleventh edition of the cash-rich professional domestic Twenty20 league.
Mayank lauded skipper Rohit Sharma and admitted that he didn’t tell a lot and asked to stick to the basics.
“It was a great feeling for me, my first season, feeling very happy. He (Rohit) didn’t tell me a lot, just asked me to stick to the basics,” Mayank said following Indians game against Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, he took to micro-blogging website Twitter – to express his feelings on his dream debut.
“Purple cap after 2 games. This dream couldn’t get any better. #IPL2018 #CricketMeriJaan,” he tweeted.
— Mayank Markande (@MarkandeMayank) April 13, 2018
He lauded Harbhajan for helping him out and putting instilling a positive attitude in him.
“This 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” Markande said.
Markande also admitted that he wants to emulate the brain of Harbhajan Singh and termed him as a resourceful person.