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Who is Vijaykumar Vyshak? RCB’s Bowler Who Destroyed DC on IPL Debut

Who is Vijaykumar Vyshak – the question might become the most searched topic right after RCB’s 23 runs victory against Delhi Capitals on Saturday.

Who is Vijaykumar Vyshak

RCB signed Vijay Kumar Vyshak as a replacement for Rajat Patidar for IPL 2023 season after performing brilliantly in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

He made his List A debut on 24 February 2021, for Karnataka in the 2020–21 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He made his Twenty20 debut on 5 November 2021, for Karnataka in the 2021–22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He made his first-class debut on 17 February 2022, for Karnataka in the 2021–22 Ranji Trophy

He took 38 wickets in 10 first-class matches and in T20 cricket, he ended up taking 22 wickets in 14 games.

Faf du Plessis led Royal Challengers Bangalore-faced David Warner-led Delhi Capitals to play the 20th league game of the IPL 2023 on April 15. Winning the toss DC opted to bowl where RCB scored 174 runs for 6 wickets loss at the end of the inning.

While defending the target, RCB bowlers made quite tough competition for the visiting team. No one might missed the new name on the RCB’s bowlers list. Yes, Vijaykumar Vyshak – the right-arm medium bowler made an impressive performance by bagging 3 wickets in his maiden IPL match.

Vyshak’s dismissal includes the dangerous David Warner and Axar Patel. Vyshak finished his spell with another wicket – that of Lalit Sharma – as he finished with impressive figures of 3/20 in four overs. This is the best spell by an Indian bowler on debut for the RCB.

“I wasn’t ready to bowl the knuckle ball but Faf came and told me again, ‘You can probably go for a slower one’ so I thought I’ll do that and I got a wicket,” Vyshak said at the presentation ceremony after RCB’s 23-run win.

“It’s very important because the management has told me to go express yourself so I think I did that and I’m very pleased with the performance.

“Faf came and told me that the wicket was holding a bit so I backed my strength and bowled my slower ones a little more and I think that helped for me.” Vyshak bowled a smart slower one to get his maiden wicket in the form of David Warner, and his knuckleball did Axar Patel in.

“I’ve been working on it for two years so I think it’s finally paid off.” A net bowler to start with, Vyshak was unsold at the IPL auction and RCB drafted him in place of injured batter Rajat Patidar.

“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a very long time. I’ve been working hard so I think it’s been paying off.”

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