Ankit Rajpoot got the initial five-wicket pull of the Indian Premier League this year to help Kings XI Punjab confine 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to 132/6 off their 20 overs.
Rajpoot, who made his IPL make a big appearance in 2013, played again just in 2016 and after that in 2017. In 2018, he has so far played just three counterparts for KXIP and it was in his third match that he truly displayed his outstanding ability.
Rajpoot recorded the best regularly rocking the bowling alley figures for KXIP in IPL history. He is truth be told, just the second bowler to snatch a five-wicket pull for Punjab.
Dimitri Mascarenhas had picked 5/25 against Pune Warriors in 2012. L Balaji (4/13) and Karanveer Singh (4/15) are third and fourth in the rundown.
Rajpoot rejected Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan in his initial two overs. He at that point expelled Wriddhiman Saha to complete with figures of 3/9 off his three overs.
Rajpoot came back to bowl the last finished of the SRH innings and evacuated Manish Pandey and Mohammad Nabi to return figures of 5/14 off his four overs.