Marco Jansen recently took to Instagram Stories to announce that he is traveling to India from South Africa to join his Mumbai Indians teammates ahead of the 2021 IPL.
The 20-year-old South African stimulator was purchased by Indians in Mumbai at its base price of 20 lakh in the 2021 IPL auction.
Marco Jansen, a fast left arm bowler and practical lower level batsman, has yet to make his international debut. But the speedster has played 12 first-class and 13 A-list games, in addition to appearing in four T20s.
Jansen said after the 2021 IPL auction:
“I actually can’t believe it, if you think about it like that. To be honest, three years ago my brother and I were talking about playing for the varsity first team and we never even thought about it. ‘IPL. Today I am very blessed and honored. It is truly a privilege. “
We were surprised to see Marco Jansen opt for such a low price: Zaheer Khan
Mumbai Indian Cricket Operations Manager Zaheer Khan rated the young South African bowler highly during his interaction with MI owner Akash Ambani on YouTube.
The former Indian coach has revealed he is surprised that no other IPL team has decided to bid for the 20-year-old.
Young Marco (Jansen) has been a highly regarded bowler in South Africa. We were actually surprised to see it leave for such a low price. We expected more auctions around him, ”Zaheer said.
MI owner Akash Ambani then explained that the franchise has been following Marco Jansen for two years as part of its international talent scouting program.
“We had a word with Quinny (Kock’s Quinton) after Marco’s test team was selected. He said, ‘you have to go for him, he’s completely ready now,” “Akash Ambani said on Youtube.
Marco Jansen will certainly be a key player for Indians in Mumbai in the future. The large left arm stimulator has the ability to swing the new ball and can also make useful contributions with the bat lower in sequence.