Gujarat Titans’ Comeback man Mohit Sharma feels lucky to get a five wicket-haul against the five-time champions Mumbai Indians picking up the important wicket of Suryakumar Yadav in the crucial time to completely outplay the Rohit Sharma-led side from the contest to help their side enter the second consecutive final in the cash-rich league.
Mohit Sharma made a brilliant comeback in this edition of the Indian Premier League and has been the go-to bowler for Hardik Pandya– side in the death overs and has picked up 24 wickets from 13 games at a good economy rate of 7.89 bowling the tough final overs for the defending champions.
The 34-year-old picked up five wickets as he gave away just ten runs in 2.2 overs against MI. Speaking to the broadcasters after an emphatic win over MI, Mohit Sharma said that he was lucky to pick up wickets in the death overs and reckons that the way Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma were batting in the middle it looked like they could have pulled down the mammoth chase.
“I have been lucky to get five wickets. The ball was skidding a lot at times. When Surya and Tilak were batting, it felt as if Mumbai Indians could pull off this chase,” Mohit Sharma said.
Mohit was brought into IPL 2023 mini-auction for INR 50 lakh. While Mohit last played in the 2019 IPL for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and was a part of the Titans’ net bowling unit last year and has made a stunning comeback in the cash-rich league.
When We Try To Go Against Surya, We Want To Go Simple… – Mohit Sharma
Mohit Sharma felt that Suryakumar Yadav was batting at his absolute best when he walked on to bowl and said that he wanted to keep thing simple as the Indian 360-degree batter always have three to four shots for a single ball and reckons that it is always difficult to execute some shots from the length balls.
“I felt that if Surya is ahead of me, we are not going to experiment with too many things. When we try to go against Surya, we want to go simple as he must be having three-four shots in his mind. Sometimes you need to bowl length balls as it does not easy to execute those shots of a length always. GT has lost such matches and also won such kinds of matches,” Mohit Sharma added.
The Indian pacer executed his slower ones very well against the five-time champions Mumbai Indians as he rattled the Rohit Sharma-led side’s middle order and went on to clean the MI lower order batters to finish the game in 18.2 overs for the defending champions.
Gujarat Titans bowlers have been the bright spot for the defending champions as their bowlers are in the list of top three leading wicket-takers in IPL 2023, as Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, and Mohit Sharma combined pick up 79 wickets in this edition of the cash-rich league.