Raghav Goyal was bought by Mumbai for Rs 20 lakh.Image Credit source: BCCI
New Delhi: The biggest feature of IPL is that through this young and unknown players also get a chance to show their talent. Through IPL, India and other teams have also got many new talented players. Five-time champions Mumbai Indians have also played their role in this and once again Rohit Sharma The team is trying to do something similar. Mumbai has given a chance to one such player against Chennai Super Kings.
In the match against their biggest rivals CSK at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai, Mumbai Indians made two changes in the playing XI, one due to the injury of Tilak Verma, while the other change came in the form of left-arm spinner Kumar Karthikeya. . In his place, Mumbai has given a chance to left-arm spinner Raghav Goyal, who is making his debut in IPL.
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Didn’t play any match, still got chance
During the toss, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma said that Raghav Goyal will be a part of the team in this match. However, due to batting first, Raghav Goyal did not get a direct place in the playing eleven, but as soon as the opportunity of bowling came, Raghav Goyal was fielded as an Impact Substitute.
Now the question is, who is Raghav Goyal? Raghav Goyal, only 22 years old, is a left-arm spinner and he has made his T20 career debut at the senior level with this match. Raghav Goyal, a resident of Panipat, Haryana, was bought by Mumbai Indians at a base price of Rs 20 lakhs. But Raghav has not played any cricket at the senior level, so how was he selected?
How did Raghav get the chance?
According to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, Raghav Goyal was called by Mumbai for trial last year. He had to go through trials thrice and was being watched by veterans like Zaheer Khan, Parthiv Patel and Kiran More. Only after passing this trial, Mumbai bought him in the auction.
Some information about Raghav has also been given in the website of Mumbai Indians. Accordingly, the young spinner impressed with his economical bowling in the DY Patil T20 tournament played in Mumbai. Raghav took 5 wickets in this tournament with an economy of just 6.90.
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