IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians welcomes 6 feet 8 inches tall South Africa pacer Marco Jansen for IPL 2021; All you need to know- South Africa pacer Macro Jansen, one of the surprise package of IPL, has joined the Mumbai Indians squad in Chennai for the upcoming edition of IPL. “Marco is here to add some Protea fire to our pace line-up Marco is here to add some Protea fire to our pace line-up. Welcome him with a ‘high-five’ paltan,” Mumbai Indians tweeted.
Marco is here to add some Protea fire to our pace line-up 😎🔥
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 3, 2021
The 20-year-old was roped in by MI at his base price of Rs 20 lakh. The youngster had said his mission, three-years ago, was to make it to the varsity first team but never thought of playing in IPL 2021.
“I actually can’t believe it, if you think of it like that,” Marco says. “To be honest, three years ago my brother and I were talking about playing for the varsity first team and never even thought about IPL. So to be where I am today, I’m very blessed and honoured. It’s really a privilege,” he had told ESPNCricinfo.
Zaheer Khan, the director of cricket operations for the franchise, said that they were expecting a bidding war for the bowler. Akash Ambani, Team owner, Mumbai had been tracking Marco for the last two years and decided to sign him for IPL 2021.
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