Today, ESPN Cricinfo tweeted asking people who they thought the most underrated player in the IPL was. The usual suspects, like Robin Uthappa, Sandeep Singh among others featured in the replies and the QTs.
Who is the most underrated player in IPL history?#IPL2021— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 6, 2021
But there was one unlikely winner. And not unlikely because he doesn't deserve but because Amit Mishra isn't a household name, neither does he feature regularly on TV as a guest. And our people's short term memory problems can make anybody make presumptions.
That said, it's so heartening to see Indian cricket fans never forgetting one of their own. Mishra's career in the IPL and the Indian team might have been on a bad run for a while, but it is so cool to see that he's left millions with memories that they can always cherish.
Amit Mishra.— Cricketologist (@AMP86793444) October 6, 2021
And under appreciated too. https://t.co/ATPezMsItw
Captain:Warner— Shrajal (@133off86) October 6, 2021
Bowler:Amit Mishra https://t.co/dlAXLSDj3t
Amit Mishra contributed to Indian Cricket team as well besides IPL. He was an underated player in both forms I Believe.— Amit Khandelwal (@digitalAssetGu) October 6, 2021
Not even IPL, I would say someone who has always been underrated throughout his journey, be it Indian team as well.— ध्रुविन शाह (@dhruvinism) October 6, 2021
It's got to be Amit Mishra. Could have achieved lot if he was not ignored by his franchise.— Average Joe (@shubhamargade9) October 6, 2021
The top two according to me would be Robin Uthappa and Piyush Chawla— Simran Kaur (@kaursimran_ind) October 6, 2021
Though Amit Mishra is not far behind.
All these players have proved their worth so many times but haven’t got the attention that they deserve#IPL https://t.co/qxfnJQo10L
Amit Mishra, who currently wears the Delhi Capitals jersey in the IPL has taken 166 wickets with four 4-wicket hauls and one 5-wicket haul, 3 hat-tricks, all that an average of 24! If the circumstances were a bit different, then perhaps Mishra would have been winning Twitter polls as one of the greatest IPL players. That said, the night is till young and Mishra is still playing.