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Jasprit Bumrah becomes the first Indian bowler to take 15 wickets for the seventh time in a row

On May 21, the Mumbai Indians completed their IPL 2022 campaign with a five-wicket victory over the Delhi Capitals at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. As a result, they won their fourth game of the season and finished at the bottom of the standings with eight points. Mumbai also failed to make the playoffs for the second time in a row.

While things did not go as planned for the five-time champions this time, there were some individual performances to be proud of, including one from pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah accomplished an unprecedented feat as an Indian bowler in the IPL after his outstanding performance against the Capitals.

Jasprit Bumrah went wicketless several times this season, but after a fifer against the Kolkata Knight Riders, the best pacer maintained his consistency at the tail end of the tournament. In fact, he shook Delhi’s batting lineup with crucial wickets of Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, and Rovman Powell, finishing with stats of 3/25 from his four overs.

With this outstanding effort, the speedster became the first Indian bowler to record 15 scalps for the seventh consecutive IPL season. Bumrah is only the second bowler in history to accomplish the feat, following former Sri Lankan pace legend Lasith Malinga.

Meanwhile, Bumrah was named Player of the Match for his outstanding bowling effort against the Delhi Capitals, and he concluded the IPL 2022 season with 15 wickets from 14 games at an average of 25.53 and an economy rate of 7.18.

While the Mumbai Indians’ season ended early this year, they played spoiler to archrivals Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals’ campaigns, denying both teams a playoff berth with well-deserved wins. In addition to Bumrah, MI discovered a new bowling wonder in Daniel Sams, who finished with 13 wickets in 11 games.