Five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) have roped in veteran pacer Dhawal Kulkarni for the remainder of the ongoing IPL 2022 after the franchise was knocked out of the playoffs race.
The right-arm pacer has reportedly joined the Mumbai Indians’ (MI) bubble and will start training soon. If he does well in the training sessions, he is likely to get a chance to play in the ongoing IPL 15.
The 33-year-old pacer has so far played 92 IPL matches and has bagged 86 wickets at an economy of 8.30 and an average of 28.8. Before being recruited by the MI, Kulkarni was a member of the commentary team for the official broadcaster of the ongoing IPL 2022.
Meanwhile, the MI spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah, has conceded 229 runs from eight matches and has bagged just five wickets, as the franchise has had an awful IPL 2022, having lost eight matches in a row.
Apart from Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat (6 wickets and 190 runs conceded from 5 matches), Daniel Sams (6 wickets and 209 runs conceded from 5 matches), Tymal Mills (6 wickets and 190 runs conceded from 5 matches), Riley Meredith (3 wickets and 65 runs conceded from 2 matches) and Basil Thampi (5 wickets and 152 runs conceded from 5 matches) have also had a tough time in the IPL 15.
Notably, Kulkarni is a regular member of the Mumbai team in the Ranji Trophy and has a great experience of playing in the IPL. He has mostly played for Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL. The veteran bowler also played for the Gujarat Lions.
(With PTI Inputs)