The Indian pacer was looking for an opportunity for 6 years… A flurry of wickets in the debut match… said – do not look back now


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Shivam Mavi took 4 wickets in his debut match
India beat Sri Lanka by 2 runs in Mumbai T20
24-year-old Mavi was waiting for debut for 6 years

new Delhi. Indian cricket team young fast bowler Shivam Mavi rocked his debut T20 International match. Mavi got an opportunity to debut in international cricket through the first T20 match of the 3-match series against Sri Lanka (IND vs SL), which he grabbed with both hands. The 24-year-old right-arm fast bowler played a key role in India’s thrilling win against Sri Lanka in the first T20 match played in Mumbai. After the victory, this young fast bowler said that at one time he started feeling that he would never be able to play for Team India.

Shivam Mavi took a total of 4 wickets in his 4 over spell after spending 22 runs. He bowled Sri Lanka opener Pathum Nissanka on his dangerous inswinger ball. Shivam, who played domestic cricket for Uttar Pradesh, looked very happy with his debut in Team India. He said that his dream has come true. Shivam said after the match, ‘After playing under-19, I was waiting for this for the last 6 years. During this I also got injured. For some time I felt that my dream of playing for India might not remain a dream at all.

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Shivam Mavi impressed with his speed in the Under-19 World Cup
Shivam Mavi was a part of India’s Under-19 World Cup team in the year 2018. Then he impressed with his pace in New Zealand. After that he got IPL contract. Mavi made his IPL debut for Kolkata Knight Riders, although he was injured most of the time. Now Mavi is fully fit and is ready to take wickets for Team India in the coming times.

‘The favorite wicket was Pathum Nissanka’
According to Shivam Mavi, ‘ I worked hard in the last 6 years. I also played IPL during this time. My focus in this match was to take wickets in the powerplay. Bowling Pathum Nissanka was my favorite wicket. Shivam was recently added to IPL auction 2023 by Gujarat Titans for Rs 6 crore. In this auction, Shivam was the most expensive among the uncapped players.

Entry in Pragyan Ojha’s club
Shivam Mavi is the third Indian bowler to take 4 wickets in his debut T20. Earlier in the year 2016, Barinder Sran took 4 for 10 against Zimbabwe in Harare while in 2009, spinner Pragyan Ojha took 4 for 21 against Bangladesh.

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