Vidarbha’s left-arm spinner Akshay Karnewar is making the headlines day after day, bowling excellent bowling spells and scripting history in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021.
Akshay Karnewar made his debut for Vidarbha during a List A match in Vijay Hazare Trophy back in 2015. Since then he has made a huge impact on the team’s overall performance whenever he has played
Coming to 2021, Akshay Karnewar became the first-ever bowler to bowl four maiden overs in a men’s professional T20 match during the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. On that note, let’s take a look at 3 facts about Akshay Karnewar.
#1. First-ever player to bowl 4 maiden overs in a T20 game
He became the first player in T20 history to bowl 4 maiden overs in his full quota of a T20 game. His figures read 4-4-2-0. This has never happened before in any domestic or International game, but he happened to pull off the impossible.
On Tuesday, after achieving the impossible, the 29-year-old told The Times of India:
“It’s unbelievable. Not conceding even a single run in the entire match is something extraordinary and I am really feeling good.”
#2. Akshay Karnewar’s T20 Statistics
Akshay Karnewar has picked up 43 wickets in 43 innings in T20 format so far in his career. His best spell of 4/5 came against Sikkim on November 9 during the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. He’s been handly with the bat as well scoring 397 runs in 33 innings at a strike rate of 130.16.
#3. Akshay Karnewar trailed for Rajasthan Royals
The left-handed batsman was born in Pune, Wagholi, Maharashtra. He was born on October 12, 1992. He trialed for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals, but he was not selected.