IPL 2022: Dhawal Kulkarni Set To Join Mumbai Indians (MI) Camp- Reports

Updated - 20 Apr 2022, 05:03 PM

Dhawal Kulkarni. Photo- MI Twitter
Dhawal Kulkarni. Photo- MI Twitter

Experienced Mumbai pacer Dhawal Kulkarni is set to join the Mumbai Indians (MI) camp for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 as the struggling franchise looks to bring in more experience in their fast-bowling unit.

The pacer, who went unsold in the mega auction, is a part of the Star Sports commentary team. He’s now set to resume his on-field assignments as the five-time champions have bagged his services amid their poor run in the ongoing competition.

The 33-year-old pacer has played for India and has lots of experience, having taken 86 wickets in 92 IPL games for MI, Rajasthan Royals, and the now-defunct Gujarat Lions. Kulkarni bagged INR 75 lakh from MI in the 2020 auction event and he served the team in 2021 as well, although he played just one game in this period.

Dhawal Kulkarni
Dhawal Kulkarni [photo: Twitter]

Rohit Sharma Keen To Add Dhawal Kulkarni To The MI Squad

It has been reported that MI captain Rohit Sharma was keen to add Dhawal Kulkarni to the MI squad as they wanted to give Jasprit Bumrah some support from the other end. MI have not won a single game in the 5 matches they have played in IPL 2022 so far and is languishing at the bottom of the IPL 2022 points table.

Dhawal Kulkarni, Photo- MI
Dhawal Kulkarni, Photo- MI

“MI skipper Rohit Sharma was keen on adding Kulkarni to strengthen their pace attack. Being from Mumbai, he’s aware of how to bowl in Mumbai and Pune, where IPL-15 is being held. Barring Jasprit Bumrah, all the MI pacers have struggled badly this season, and that has been a large factor which had led to the team losing its first six games to endure its worst start in any IPL edition,” a source was quoted as saying by the Times of India.

MI will next face arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings on Thursday (April 21).

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