Mukesh Kumar took 4 and Kuldeep Sen took 3 wickets
Cheteshwar Pujara got out after scoring one run.
Rajkot. Mukesh Kumar bowled well on the first day of the Irani Trophy. On the first day of the 5-day match, Rest of India won the toss and decided to bowl. In reply, Saurashtra’s team has lost 9 wickets for 89 runs in 19 overs in the first innings till the time of writing the news. 28-year-old fast bowler Mukesh Kumar has taken 4 wickets for 18 runs in 7 overs. From Saurashtra, 7 batsmen could not reach the double figures. Arpit Vasavada scored 22 runs. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja is playing after scoring 19 runs. Kuldeep Sen also got 3 wickets and fast bowler Umran Malik got 2 wickets. Cheteshwar Pujara could only score one run. Mukesh is originally from Bihar and had to leave his state to play cricket.
Mukesh’s father used to drive a taxi in Kolkata. He asked his son to help with the house. Mukesh Kumar started looking towards cricket right at the age of 20. Earlier, he used to play club cricket for daily income. In 2014, his talent was recognized for the first time in the trials of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). Talking to Cricinfo, he said that my story is as normal as other people. My target is to play for Team India.
Got a place in India A for the first time
In September, Mukesh Kumar got a chance to play for India A for the first time. Mukesh, a resident of Gopalganj, grabbed everyone’s attention by taking 5 wickets in the first innings. However, this match was a draw. He said that my only plan remains that the batsman should play my ball as much as possible. The target is to throw 4 to 5 such balls in an over. Talking about the last 3 Ranji seasons, he took more than 20 wickets every time and the average was below 25.
Only 3 chances for Shami to prove himself before the World Cup, BCCI made a special plan
Before this match, Mukesh Kumar has taken 109 wickets at an average of 23 in 30 first-class matches. 6 wickets for 61 runs has been the best performance. Have taken 5 wickets 5 times. Apart from this, he has taken 17 wickets in 18 List-A matches and 19 wickets in 17 T20s.
Tags: BCCI, Bengal, Bihar News, Cheteshwar Pujara
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 01, 2022, 11:52 IST