TATA Indian Premier League 2023 season has reached its final week. 9 teams are still the fray for a place in the top 4 to reach the play-offs. Gujarat Titans are nearly through and are favorites to go into the play-off stages in the top 2 postions. One team that is looking to make it to the final stages of the season is Mumbai Indians. The 5 time champs have missed out on play-off places for the last two seasons.
Nehal Wadhera seen wearing pads at the airport –
One player from Mumbai Indians who has caught everyone’s attention is none other than Nehal Wadhera. The young left hander was recently seen wearing pads at the airport.
Mumbai Indians official twitter handle posted a video of the left handed batter hilariously walking around in the pads. MI posted the video and wrote “#MumbaiIndians youngster #NehalWadhera turned all heads at Mumbai airport with his punishment #OOTD. He was captured with his pads on instead of the traditional jumpsuit. According to our sources, #Nehal regrets being late for batters meeting,”
#MumbaiIndians youngster #NehalWadhera turned all heads at Mumbai airport with his punishment #OOTD. He was captured with his pads on instead of traditional jumpsuit. According to our sources, #Nehal regrets being late for batters meeting. pic.twitter.com/vCzenvIWzC— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 13, 2023
Mumbai in must win game against Lucknow –
The game on Tuesday will witness Mumbai Indians take on Lucknow at the Ekana Stadium. Mumbai are currently 3rd in the table and need to win the game at Lucknow. The 5 time champions have one more game against Hyderabad on Sunday at home and a win in both the games can see them qualify in the top half of the table to the reach the play-off places.
Nehwal Wadhera makes a big splash –
22 year old Nehal Wadhera caught the eye of the Mumbai Indians scouts. The left hander from Punjab has hit 198 runs this season from 10 games with an average of 33. He made his presence felt with a beautiful half century against Chennai away from home. He then played a crucial part along with Surya Kumar Yadav in chasing down RCB’s 200 run target.