Mahipal Lomror: The Earnest All-Rounder Waiting To Be Discovered

How familiar are you with Mahipal Lomror? Indians tend to get a little too excited about the debut of a new all-star player.

The scarcity of economical bowlers with six-hitting talents in the country is largely responsible for the hype surrounding these players. Once again, cricket experts are pointing to a lack of "right water to produce all-rounders" because India has been unable to catch up to Pakistan regarding bowling depth.

However, they are making progress. The India Under-19 cricket team faces the difficult challenge of learning a new skill every two years. Others have already made their mark on the international cricket stage, while others are still waiting for their chance.

Mahipal Lomror: the hard-working player in need of exposure 

In 2016, however, another multi talented person got lost in the shuffle. With 133 runs at an average of 33.25 while batting sixth for India, he was the team's fourth-highest scorer in that tournament played in Bangladesh. Despite playing a supporting role, Mahipal Lomror still managed to rank third in wickets with seven taken at an average of 18.85 and an economy rate of 3.75.

Mahipal Lomror, despite his multi-talented abilities, has always avoided the spotlight. While Mahipal Lomror records for Rajasthan is on par with that of most left-arm spin all-rounders in the league, he is largely overlooked. He is a member of the IPL team Rajasthan Royals (RR), and while he produces well when given the chance, he is frequently benched in favour of a player who better complements the RR lineup.

When the Royals beat the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by two runs in their most resounding victory of IPL 2021, all eyes were on Kartik Tyagi's final. Again overlooked was that the team's respectable total was only reached thanks to Mahipal Lomror's late blitz, during which he scored 43 runs at a strike rate of 252.94 (including 24 runs in one over).

In a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore last year, Mahipal Lomror made an enterprising 47 runs off 39 balls on a challenging pitch, accounting for more than 30% of his team's total. Although the Royals' middle and lower-middle-order problems persisted all year, the southpaw only received two more chances to contribute.

Due to this trend, Mahipal Lomror is yet to be properly discovered even after four years and eleven matches in the premier Twenty20 tournament.

How does he feel about it? It does. Instead of moaning about the team's failures, he'd rather return to Rajasthan and continue working to realise the club's aspirations. Instead of giving up and becoming discouraged, Mahipal Lomror suggests that his coaches approach him as if he were a complete rookie. He's only 23, but the quiet reserve helps him listen in on chats with Virat Kohli and glean tips he can use.

Who is Mahipal Lomror?
Mahipal Lomror is a left-handed batsman and slow-arm left-arm orthodox bowler for the Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore. C
When was Mahipal Lomror Born?
On November 16, 1999, Mahipal entered the world in Nagaur, Rajasthan, India.
How Old is Mahipal Lomror?
Born on 16th November 1999, Mahipal will be 23 years old in the year 2023.