Amit Mishra has not won the purple cap in any IPL season, but he is the 2nd highest wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League (IPL). After his fabulous 4-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021, Amit Mishra spoke about breaking Lasith Malinga’s record of most wickets in the Indian Premier League.
Former Mumbai Indians bowler Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker in IPL so far with 170 wickets. However, Amit Mishra is not far behind. The Delhi Capitals bowler has scalped 164 wickets in IPL so far.
Since Lasith Malinga has retired from franchise cricket, Amit Mishra has a chance of becoming the highest wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League in IPL 2021.
Will Be Good If I Get There Quickly, Says Amit Mishra
While speaking to teammate Prithvi Shaw after victory against Mumbai Indians, Amit Mishra said that he never focussed on breaking Lasith Malinga’s record. However, he also said that it will be good if he gets there quickly.
“I don’t have any specific plans (for getting there in the next two games). I never focussed on breaking Lasith Malinga’s record. But I will try to keep picking wickets. It will be good if I get there quickly. Like today, I want to keep performing for Delhi Capitals and help the team win,” Amit Mishra said.
Amit Mishra played a major role for Delhi Capitals in defeating Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021 encounter at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. He took 4 wickets for 24 runs, crushing the Mumbai Indians’ batting line-up in the match.
Mishra dismissed Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, and Kieron Pollard. With Mishra dismissing the crucial batsmen of Mumbai Indians, the defending champions could only reach 137-9 in 20 overs.
With a low target, Delhi Capitals took every care to not suffer a batting collapse. Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 45 runs and one-down Steve Smith piled up 33 runs. Later, Lalit Yadav scored 22 runs and Shimron Hetmyer scored 14 runs in the end to grab victory for Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets.
With the victory, Delhi Capitals also broke the chain of consecutive defeats against Mumbai Indians. Delhi Capitals had lost to Mumbai Indians 5 times in a row before IPL 2021 encounter on Tuesday. Delhi Capitals have also moved to the 2nd spot in the points table with 3 wins in 4 games.