‘Junior Dhoni’ did not get a chance, the protégé created a ruckus, more dangerous than Kohli, compared to Pandya

New Delhi. Talking about IPL 2023, so far 59 matches have been played. A total of 10 teams are taking part in the 16th season of the T20 league, but no one has made it to the playoffs so far. At the same time, the team of Delhi Capitals, captained by David Warner, is out of the playoff race. Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets in a match. This is the team’s sixth win in 12 matches and it is at number four in the points table with 13 points. At the same time, Hyderabad has got defeat in 7 out of 11 matches so far. 29 year old Prerak Mankad made an important contribution in the victory of Lucknow. He remained unbeaten after scoring 64 runs against Hyderabad. His strike rate in T20 is stronger than Virat Kohli. They do fast bowlers too. In such a situation, many times he is also compared to Hardik Pandya.

The victory of Lucknow Super Giants is also important because captain KL Rahul has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. Krunal Pandya is leading the team in his place. Earlier, Lucknow had lost in the last two matches while one match was canceled due to rain. Prerak Mankad, who plays for home team Saurashtra, has compared captain Jaydev Unadkat to MS Dhoni. That is, he is called Junior Dhoni. While playing for Saurashtra, Unadkat encouraged many players including Prerak to play well. Although Unadkat has not got much chance to play in IPL 2023.

like a big brother to me
Prerak Mankad said that Jaydev Unadkat may be compared to MS Dhoni, but what he has done for Saurashtra, MS Dhoni has done for the Indian team. There is a lot in common with both. Like grooming youngsters, supporting them and giving them the confidence to play tough matches. He said that Unadkat has played with MS Dhoni for the Pune franchise and the way he is leading Saurashtra is commendable. He understands the strengths and weaknesses of the players. He is like an elder brother to me. We share a very good relationship both on and off the field. I can proudly say that he is an inspiration not only to me but to all those who have been associated with him over the years.

must continue to perform well
Regarding himself as an alternative to Hardik Pandya, Prerak Mankad said that I am working on my game to reach that level. I have to perform consistently for both my team and the home team. Only after this can I say that I am ready for the Indian team. Regarding the change in his batting in the last 5 years, he said that of course power hitting is the main attraction for the finisher. I would like to say that I am not a power hitter, but I am a player who wants to hit the ground running and use power when required. I have that power, but I have just tried to read the mind of the bowlers and play on the field.

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Talking about Prekar Mankad’s T20 career, he has so far scored 941 runs in 39 innings of 44 matches at an average of 32. His strike rate is 143. And Virat Kohli’s overall T20 strike rate is 133. Induction has scored 8 half-centuries in T20 so far. 72 runs is his best innings. He has also taken 22 wickets as a fast bowler. 4 wickets for 48 runs is the best performance.

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