Viru Bhai, please get my salary increased: Sehwag narrates interesting story about Mishra
Former India opener Virender Sehwag has described an interesting incident after Delhi Capitals (DC) leg-spinner Amit Mishra registered a match-winning performance against Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday in Chennai.
Mishra was adjusted man of the match after his side’s 6-wicket win against the defending champions. The 38-year old leggy took 4 wickets in the match including the wickets like Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya etc conceding just 24 runs in 4 overs.
After the match, Sehwag remembered an incident of Mishra when the latter took his first hat-trick in Indian Premier League (IPL) back in 2008.
“He is [Amit Mishra] a kind of guy who is very calm and talks gently to everybody. He gets to mingle with everyone pretty quickly. So that’s why he becomes the favourite of his teammates. When he gets beaten, other players feel for him. And when takes wickets, all are happy for him. I remember when he claimed his first hat-trick. I asked him what do you want and he said ‘Viru Bhai, please get my salary increased.’ Now, I feel, he would be getting that much amount of money that he won’t ask for a raise even after getting another hat-trick,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz.
Sehwag then explains why Mishra is one of the best bowlers in IPL. “Mishra seemed nervous during his over in powerplay. He got hit by Suryakumar Yadav hit for boundaries over covers. But when the powerplay ended, Mishra Ji also came back strong because once the field is spread, he also feels that he can bowl at a normal pace on which the batters have to take the risk.
“He bowled really well. That’s why he is one of the best bowlers of this tournament. He has the most wickets as a spinner. Had Rohit Sharma played his normal game against him, he could have scored 60-70 runs easily,” Sehwag added.