Shrikant Wagh takes 10 wickets in an innings; creates history
The 33-year old left-arm pacer has previously played in the IPL.
Updated - Jul 3, 2018 1:21 pm
The NYSD League in the United Kingdom is perhaps one of those that has little repute when it comes to the context of Indian cricket. However, as far as Srikanth Wagh is concerned, it was certainly a stint to remember. Having been somewhat of an Indian Premier League sensation once upon a time picked 10 wickets in an innings against Middlesborough whilst playing for the Stokesley Cricket Club.
Having played quite some time back in the IPL, Wagh has now become 33 and has been relegated to playing domestic cricket. He was also touted to be one of the cricketers who would eventually play for the country. Comparisons were drawn with the likeness of RP Singh and Irfan Pathan. He also played under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly in the Pune Warriors, a team that is now defunct in the context of the cash-rich tournament.
Wagh went unslod right through the last few IPL auctions and was eventually relegated to playing for Vidharba in the Ranji Trophy. However, he was injured in a warm-up game prior to the start of the season and had to undergo a kneww surgery. Eventually, he was ruled-out for the remainder of the season, something that proved supremely unlucky since Vidharbha went on to win their first ever Ranji Trophy title riding on the back of Rajneesh Gurbani.
Having missed his chance at glory, Wagh traveled to England where he would play club cricket ahead of the upcoming domestic season to rehabilitate himself and work on his fitness. Bowling without a change in bowling as well as a change in rythm, he picked all 10 wickets conceding just the 39 runs in his quota of 11.4 overs. Middlesborough was eventually bowled out for a paltry 97.
Here is what transpired:
Incredible scenes at the SCG as Shrikant takes all 10 Middlesbrough wickets to record a 25 point win! pic.twitter.com/yvQaTtS4Ap
— StokesleyCricketClub (@Stokesley_CC) June 30, 2018