Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag recalled an incident when Amit Mishra asked him to raise his salary. Sehwag recalled the incident while praising Amit Mishra for his bowling show against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021. The Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra starred with his bowling performance against Mumbai Indians. The right-arm spinner Mishra took 4 wickets to dismantle Mumbai Indians’ batting in the match.
With Amit Mishra’s brilliance with the spin attack, Delhi Capitals restricted Mumbai Indians to just 137-9 in the first innings. Later, Delhi Capitals successfully chased down the target with 6 wickets in hand. Delhi Capitals’ victory against Mumbai Indian came after 5 consecutive defeats.
Amit Mishra Requested To Increase His Salary in IPL 2008: Virender Sehwag
While speaking to Cricbuzz, former India batsman Virender Sehwag hailed Amit Mishra for his bowling against Mumbai Indians. Sehwag revealed an incident from IPL 2008 when Amit Mishra asked him to increase his salary after bagging a hat-trick in the tournament. Mishra played for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in IPL 2008 and Sehwag was the captain of the team.
“He is [Amit Mishra] a kind of guy who is very calm and talks gently to everybody. He gets to mingle with everyone pretty quickly. So that’s why he becomes the favourite of his teammates. When he gets beaten, other players feel for him. And when takes wickets, all are happy for him. I remember when he claimed his first hat-trick.
“I asked him what do you want and he said ‘Viru Bhai, please get my salary increased.’ Now, I feel, he would be getting that much amount of money that he won’t ask for a raise even after getting another hat-trick,” Virender Sehwag said.
Sehwag also said that Mishra was nervous during the powerplay overs against Mumbai Indians but he bowled really well later.
“Mishra seemed nervous during his over in powerplay. He got hit by Suryakumar Yadav hit for boundaries over covers. But when the powerplay ended, Mishra Ji also came back strong because once the field is spread, he also feels that he can bowl at a normal pace on which the batters have to take the risk. He bowled really well,” Virender Sehwag further said.
Against Mumbai Indians, the leg spinner Mishra took crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, and Kieron Pollard. Amit Mishra made a comeback to the playing XI of Delhi Capitals after being benched in the last two games. Mishra was part of Delhi Capitals’ 1st match against Chennai Super Kings. For his 4-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians, Amit Mishra was also awarded player of the match.