Amit Mishra talks about breaking Lasith Malinga’s record from most wickets, says: ‘It will be good if I get there quickly’

Amit Mishra hasn’t won the purple cap in any IPL season, but he’s the 2nd best teller of the Indian Premier League (IPL). After his fabulous 4-wicket transport against the Mumbai Indians in the 2021 IPL, Amit Mishra has spoken of breaking Lasith Malinga’s record from most wickets in the Indian Premier League.

Former Mumbai Indian bowler Lasith Malinga is the highest IPL wicket holder to date with 170 wickets. However, Amit Mishra is not far behind. the Delhi capitals bowler has scalped 164 IPL wickets so far.

Since Lasith Malinga retired from the cricket franchise, Amit Mishra has a chance to become the top wicket taker in the Indian Premier League in IPL 2021.

Amit Mishra (Image credit: Twitter)

It will be good if I get there quickly, said Amit Mishra

Speaking to teammate Prithvi Shaw after the victory over the Mumbai Indians, Amit Mishra said he never focused on Lasith Malinga’s record. However, he also said it would be nice if he got there quickly.

“I don’t have any specific plans (to get there in the next two games). I never tried to beat Lasith Malinga’s record. But I will try to continue to choose counters. It will be good if I get there quickly. Like today, I want to continue playing for the Delhi Capitals and help the team win, ”said Amit Mishra.

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Capitals of Delhi (Image credit: Twitter)

Amit Mishra played a major role for the Delhi capitals by defeating the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021 meet at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. He took 4 wickets for 24 points, crushing the Mumbai Indians’ batting lineup in the game.

Mishra fired Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard. With Mishra dismissing crucial Mumbai Indians batsmen, the defending champions were only able to reach 137-9 in 20 overs.

With a low target, the Delhi capitals were careful not to suffer a hitting meltdown. Opener Shikhar dhawan scored 45 points and Steve Smith had 33 points. Lalit Yadav later scored 22 points and Shimron Hetmyer scored 14 points in the end to take the Delhi Capitals victory by 6 wickets.

With this victory, the Delhi capitals also broke the chain of back-to-back defeats against the Mumbai Indians. The Delhi capitals had lost to the Mumbai Indians five times in a row ahead of the 2021 IPL meeting on Tuesday. The Delhi Capitals also moved to 2nd place in the points table with 3 wins in 4 games.

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