Match number 51 of the TATA IPL 2023 ended in the favor of Gujarat Titans as the team managed to secure the victory by 56 runs against Lucknow Super Giants, and GT’s pacer Mohit Sharma had a great match with the bowling and took four wickets during his four-over bowling spell to change the course of the match, which was once shifting towards Lucknow Super Giants.
Mohit Sharma came to the attack when LSG’s batters were scoring runs all over the ground and managed to put 88 runs on the board till the eighth over of their innings, when Mohit Sharma came to the attack, and in his first over he took the wicket of the big hitter Kyle Mayers. Later on, he managed to get rid of Marcus Stoinis, and in the second last over, he dismissed the opponent’s captain, Krunal Pandya, and the right-hand batter, Ayush Badoni, ending his spell with figures of 4/29.
Mohit Sharma thanked Ashish Nehra:
Later in the post-match presentation, he thanked their team’s coach, Ashish Nehra, for backing him and helping him improve his bowling skills. He went on to explain what Ashish Nehra taught him: how to bowl the length balls, as slower balls can’t be effective all the time.
In the post-match presentation, as Mohammed Shami got his hands on the purple cap now with 19 wickets so far in the IPL 2023 stands with Chennai Super Kings’ Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma was given the opportunity to hand over the purple cap to his teammate. With a slip of the tongue, veteran Sunil Gavaskar mistakingly said that Shami was handing the purple cap to Mohit, but Mohit Sharma was quick to it and corrected the veteran by saying, “It was actually the other way around as he was handing the cap to Mohammed Shami.