The Mumbai Indians have resumed their winning ways after an initial stumble. They have now won three straight games and are in sixth place overall in the IPL 2023 points table with a net run rate of -0.164. They just overcame Sunrisers Hyderabad in the latter team’s backyard to win their third game of the current campaign. Cameron Green, one of their newest family members, delivered an important knock in the game that saw Mumbai defeat the Aiden Markram-led Sunrisers at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The Australian all-rounder hit six fours and two sixes en route to an undefeated 64 off just 40 balls. The fact that the 23-year-old hit his runs at a remarkable strike rate of 160 boosted Mumbai’s cause. Along with his batting prowess, Green also demonstrated some of his bowling promise by removing Rohit Sharma’s opponent before he could really hurt Mumbai’s hopes of winning the match. Green merely allowed 29 runs at a rate of 7.25 in his four-over performance and was duly named Player of the Match. After the victory, Green ran into Tim David, a Mumbai Indians teammate and friend from high school, and the two struck up a nice conversation.
Hello, everybody. Cam Green, who was the game’s MVP, and I are here. Can you explain it to us? Maybe tonight’s first IPL 50 vibe,” Tim David speculated.
“Yeah. Yes, that was wonderful. Yes, it is evident that you wish to somewhat remove the monkey from your back. Yes, getting the first in another way is always good, Green said.
David also made the intriguing disclosure that Green and he attended the same school when they were young and that everyone could notice Green’s talent while the latter was attending school.
Some of you might not be aware of the fact that Greenie and I attended the same school in Australia. Greeny was a few years younger than me, and perhaps I had already dropped out of school.
“I used to come down the carriage in the morning before school, and there was this little cheeky bugger. I could have been one or two years out. He used to just smack me out when he wasn’t as tall as he is today. I was throwing my side arm at him. I used to attempt to push him.
“I just wasn’t able to pull him out, and look at him now, on the IPL stage. He’s been doing it for Australia, obviously, for a while now, but it’s still amazing, so I’m really happy for you, buddy. Congratulations,” said David.