INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2019
Mumbai Indians picked Rasikh Salam for a base worth of INR 20 lakh © BCCI
Mumbai Indians started IPL 2019 with an unknown entity – additionally the franchise’s youngest IPL debutant – on the bowling crease first up after Rohit Sharma determined to bowl first in opposition to Delhi Capitals on the Wankhede. It was a transfer that elicited a tweet in appreciation from the official account of the soccer membership that belongs to the area of the nation that he hails from.
Who’s Rasikh Salam?
He is a 17-year-old skiddy right-arm quick bowler with the power to swing the ball at tempo. He is additionally the third participant from Jammu & Kashmir to get an IPL contract – after Parvez Rasool and Manzoor Dar – and solely the second after Rasool to get into the taking part in XI. He hails from Ashmuji village in southern a part of Kashmir, which is usually stated to be affected by curfew and energy cuts.
What occurred on the public sale?
Mumbai Indians picked Rasikh Salam for a base worth of INR 20 lakh, including to their fastbowling reserves of Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Beherendorff, Barinder Sran, Adam Milne (dominated out on account of damage) and Lasith Malinga (uncertainty over availability).
What’s on his highlights reel?
A four-wicket YouTube video has executed the rounds rather a lot on the web. It got here at trials in Srinagar for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. That effort concerned a hat-trick that included two deliveries viciously swinging in and knocking out the stumps. He was additionally very spectacular within the 2018-19 U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy, selecting up 19 wickets in 5 matches. This wonderful efficiency additionally included a tremendous six-wicket haul for 39 runs.
Who first noticed him?
Irfan Pathan – captain-cum-mentor of Jammu and Kashmir within the 2018-19 season. In an interview to FirstPost, Salam stated that the previous India pacer was impressed with him throughout a expertise hunt the place a number of pacers from the area had turned up. Pathan is alleged to taken him to J&Okay coach Milip Mewada.