IPL 2017: Player of the Day - Washington Sundar [RPS]

Washington Sundar's three wickets helped Pune beat Mumbai, to reach the IPL final.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
16th May 2017

article:16th May 2017

Sundar celebrates the wicket of Rohit [Sportzpics]
Sundar celebrates the wicket of Rohit [Sportzpics]

Washington Sundar has done a commendable job for Rising Pune Supergiant whenever he has been asked to bowl in the Powerplay overs in this season’s Indian Premier League [IPL].

Just 17 years old, Sundar has shown some immense maturity while bowling to some of the biggest names in modern-day cricket over the last month.

On Tuesday, he produced his best performance of the season as he took three wickets to rip apart the core of Mumbai’s batting and, thereby, guided Pune to the IPL final.

Chasing 163 might not have looked like the toughest of tasks for a strong Mumbai batting line-up, but Sundar was on hand to take the crucial scalps of Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, and Kieron Pollard.

In addition to picking up three important wickets, Sundar was very economical as well, conceding just 16 runs from his four overs. It was hardly surprising, then, that he was named as the Player of the Match.