Srinagar: Former New Zealand cricketer turned commentator Simon Doull has compared IPL latest sensation Mumbai Indian’s Akash Madhwal to Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali.
On Wednesday, against LSG in IPL 2023, Akash Madhwal took five wickets as Mumbai Indians won by 81-runs.
Mumbai posted 182-8 after they elected to bat first in the knockout contest in Chennai.
Madhwal then returned figures of 5-5 in 3.3 overs to dismiss Lucknow for 101 as Mumbai booked a meeting with holders and regular season table-toppers Gujarat Titans in the next play-off encounter on Friday in Ahmedabad.
Meanwhile, Simon Doull, compared the bowling action of Madhawal to Pakistan pacer, Hasan Ali.
“Madhwal bowling action seems to be similar to Hasan Ali,” Doull said during commentary.
An engineer by profession, Madhwal learned the game while playing tennis-ball cricket in Uttarakhand.
“Bumrah bhai (brother) has his own place, and I’m just trying to play the role assigned to me,” said the 29-year-old Madhwal.