Watch: Shivam Mavi's family's invaluable reaction after the 24-year-old took four wickets vs SL in 1st T20I
India registered a thrilling victory against Sri Lanka by two runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday in the first game of the three-match T20I series. And after a long time, fans saw the Indian bowling lineup defend a target successfully.
Batting first, India made 162/5 in their first innings, and while chasing the target, the visitors got all out for 160 runs, losing by two runs. For the hosts, Shivam Mavi had a dream debut, and he totally repaid the faith shown in him by the team.
The 24-year-old finished with a bowling figure of 4/22, joining the elite list of Indian debut bowling figures behind Barinder Sran (4/10) and Pragyan Ohja (4/21).The 2018 U19 World Cup-winning pacer helped India get a close victory.
It was a dream match to start your international career as a 24-year-old. After his match-winning performance, a video featuring a family member has gone viral, in which his family is seen watching the game and celebrating as the pacer took his third wicket in the game.
The reaction and happiness of Shivam Mavi's family when Shivam performed well on his debut match for India - Priceless, beautiful.pic.twitter.com/gnk6sAj2pJ— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) January 4, 2023
Not just in U19 cricket, the 24-year-old also impressed everyone with his stint with the two-time IPL champion Kolkata Knight Riders. He was part of the KKR from 2018 to 2022 season. However, the franchise released him ahead of the IPL 2023 auction.
Later, the defending champion Gujarat Titans roped him in for INR 6 crore. He will play under the leadership of Hardik Pandya in the next edition of the league. That's what everyone saw on Tuesday—how well Hardik used him in the match.
He was added to the playing XI after Arshdeep Singh was ruled out of the game due to fitness issues. After a match-winning effort, Mavi opens up about his performance.
He said that he waited a long time to make his debut for the Indian team and said that his favourite wicket out of four was the way he bowled Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nissanka in the very first over.