Have you ever heard of a bowler bowling with both hands? If not, meet the one of its kind- Akshay Karnewar from Vidarbha. In the ongoing domestic tournament, he has been making the headlines with his performance. At first, he bowled 4 successive maiden overs against Sikkim to create a world record (including a couple of wickets) and then returned with a 4 wicket-haul against Manipur.
Most economical spell of T20 cricket
Akshay Karnawar: 4-4-0-2 (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021)
Mohammad Irfan: 4-3-1-2 (Caribbean Premier League 2018)
Chris Morris: 4-3-2-2 (South Africa T20 League 2014)
Chanaka Velegadera: 4-2-2-4 (Sri Lanka T20 League 2015)
Venkatesh Iyer: 4-2-2-2 (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021)
Akshay Karnewar of Vidarbha is a rare cricketer ,who bowls left arm & right arm with the same action …Please watch him in action during Vidarbha & Rest of india match in which Akshay was declared Man of Match for his all round performance…@BBCWorld @BBCSport @hvgoenka pic.twitter.com/BjwnFutwzq
— MOHAN Sharma (@mohanbharati) February 19, 2019
Two of the five most economical T20 spells have been bowled 𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬 🤯
Vidarbha's Akshay Karnewar became the first player to bowl four overs, four maidens in men's T20s 🙌 pic.twitter.com/1SULtNkslp
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 8, 2021
Akshay Karnewar in the last 5 matches
He started playing cricket at the age of 13. His coach Balu Navaghare saw him as a right-arm spinner during training. He then encouraged Karnwar to take left-arm spin seriously. Apart from the ball, Akshay can also make an important contribution with the bat. Thanks to his excellent performance, Vidarbha’s team is in the first position in the points table. Vidarbha has earned 20 points by winning all five matches.