In a highly anticipated match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, secured a convincing victory over Lucknow Super Giants to advance to Qualifier 2 of IPL 2023. Demonstrating their prowess, the five-time IPL champions flawlessly executed their game plan, setting up a showdown with defending champions Gujarat Titans.

Mumbai Indians’ batsmen delivered crucial contributions, propelling the team to a commendable total of 181-8 on the spin-friendly Chepauk pitch. In response, uncapped Indian fast bowler Akash Madhwal wreaked havoc among the Lucknow Super Giants’ batting lineup, achieving exceptional figures of 5-5. Former Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif lauded the performance of the Uttarakhand seamer, acknowledging his outstanding display in a high-pressure encounter.

According to Md Kaif, Akash Madhwal has a formidable bowling style with a hard length and a similar technique to Mohd Shami. He has been a valuable player for the Mumbai Indians, showcasing maturity and improvement with each game he plays.