Saurabh Tiwary
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Saurabh Tiwary is into its third stint with Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He was first roped in by the franchise from the U-19 Players’ Draft of 2008 and was a part of the team till 2010. He then returned to play the 2017-18 season before joining the most successful IPL franchise once again in 2020.

Tiwary is known for his hard-hitting ability and has also earned fair share of success in the IPL. He was awarded the Emerging Player of the Season award during his initial seasons of the IPL. Though he has not been consistent for the side, Tiwary has made sure to perform, whenever he got his chances.

Mumbai Indians Made Me The Cricketer I Am Today: Saurabh Tiwary
Saurabh Tiwary. BCCI

Mumbai Indians have always supported me: Saurabh Tiwary

Tiwary opened his account in IPL 2020 by scoring the most runs for his side in the inaugural fixture against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He was picked up ahead of Ishan Kishan in the playing XI. Tiwary owes a lot of his success to the franchise and said that Mumbai Indians have always supported him.

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“I was with the MI for the 2008, 2009 season. I only got to play 1-2 games but they still invested in me. Then in 2010, I got the opportunity to play. Things clicked, and I’m still playing. 2010 was a dream season for me,” Saurabh Tiwary told MITV.

“We played well that season. I won the Emerging Player of the Year award and was hugely supported by the team, Sachin sir.

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“Mumbai Indians have always supported me and provided me with the biggest platform. So, it feels good to be back here. They made me the cricketer I am today. I like to play for them because it is a matter of pride. No matter there are 8 teams in the IPL, but MI is number one amongst all the teams. MI is One Family in all aspects. My heart will always be with them,” he concluded.

He averages nearly 29 in the shortest format with 13 half-centuries to his name.