The Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy has always been the one-stop destination for IPL franchises to pick and select the young talents that they can scout and target for the auctions and it is a fool-proof way as well. Ever since the T20 tournament came into existence, it has become one of the most watched and entertaining domestic cricket formats in India and for a good reason. Syed Mustaq Ali beholds the future of India. It is this tournament that will give us the next cricketing stars of India and it has already started the process of that.
Vidarbha and Karnataka squared off against each other today in the Semi-final match and the star performer that stole the show today was Vidarbha pacer Darshan Nalkande. The 23 year old picked up 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries, stunning everyone watching the game. However, that was not enough and was a bit too late as Karnataka went on to defeat Vidarbha to head on to the finals.
Although Vidarbha lost the final, Nalkande’s performance impressed everyone. The youngster is a Punjab Kings player but there is zero chance that he will be retained ahead of the Mega auction of IPL 2022 which means that the teams will be able to bid for him. After the stellar performance that he gave today, it can be expected that a number of teams will have Darshan Nalkande on their lists.