A 10 wickets haul in an innings always gives us a moment to remember legendary leg-spinner, Anil Kumble. Kumble picked up 10 wickets in the second innings in the Delhi Test against Pakistan in 1999.
Now, the feat is matched at a state level tournament by Madhya Pradesh young leg-spinner Palash Kochar.
Palash, playing in Inter-Divisional Mway Memorial Trophy, picked up all 10 wickets against Narmadapuram. The opposition batsmen had no answer to Palash and fell like a pack of cards.
The 18-year-old Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association statistic expert Mahavir Arya said, “Palash in his 28.1 overs picked up 10 wickets for just 53 runs. He bowled 10 maidens as well. No one before him has ever picked 10 wickets in an innings (at this level).”
Palash has been performing consistently for Madhya Pradesh at state-level tournaments. Last year he was the highest wicket-taker in the inter-divisional tournament and also won the best bowler award in the under 23 category.
Jim Laker was the first player to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings, 10 for 53 against Australia in the second innings of the 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford in 1956.