JP Duminy, the all-rounder from South Africa, recently got a chance to play for Mumbai Indians (MI) after he was benched in the initial games. Though he couldn’t get to either ball or bat in his first game of this season, MI managed to pull out a much-needed victory against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on March 28. Ahead of their next game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on May 4, Duminy recalled his debut in this cash-rich tournament back in 2009.
Walking down the memory lane, Duminy stated how fascinated he was to share the dressing room at the age of 24 with some of the cricketing marvels including Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh.
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He came to this team as a youngster and remained a part of the franchise till 2010. The next two years, Duminy was bought by Deccan Chargers (DC) and in 2013, he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). From 2014 till the last season, Duminy played for Delhi Daredevils (DD) and even led the side in the 2016 season.
After a long journey, he is back with MI as a pro and is considered a crucial overseas player in the side. In his IPL career spanning over 10 years, Duminy has played 79 matches and scored more than 2000 runs at an average of 39.52. He also has 14 half centuries and 23 wickets to his name.