Delhi Capitals co-owner Path Jindal has heaped praises on leg-spinner Amit Mishra terming the veteran cricketer a wonderful addition to the franchise. Jindal said that if IPL teams are ever allowed to put up statues outside their home stadiums, the first statue that will go up for Delhi Capitals would be that of Mishra. His remark comes after Mishra's 4/24 helped Delhi register a win over the defending champions Mumbai Indians on Tuesday.
Second highest wicket taker in IPL history
Notably, Mishra is the second-highest wicket taker in IPL history and the highest wicket taker among current players. The 38-year-old has 164 wickets from 152 matches and is only behind another IPL legend Lasith Malinga who has an enviable tally of 170 wickets from 122 matches.
In addition, Mishra is also a record holder of the bowler with most hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League - a total of 3. While his first hat-trick came in the inaugural season in 2008 for the Delhi franchise against Deccan Chargers, the second one was against Punjab when he donned the Deccan Chargers colours. His third hat-trick came while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2013 against the Pune Warriors.
Dismissed Rohit, Hardik, Pollard and Ishan on Tuesday
The Haryana cricketer was the Man of the Match on Tuesday as he picked the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard in his spell at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai conceding just 24 runs. Consequently, Delhi were able to stitch a comfortable 6-wicket win with 5 balls remaining, chasing 138.