From ‘net bowler’ to match winner, Mohit Sharma shares his journey, won IPL match for GT thanks to Nehra

IPL 2023: From 'net bowler' to match winner, Mohit Sharma shares his journey, won IPL match for GT thanks to Nehra
IPL 2023

In yet another thrilling match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Thursday, defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) beat Punjab Kings (PBKS) to reach the top after losing a final-ball thriller to former champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Went. Senior fast bowler Mohit Sharma made his Gujarat Titans debut in a game where power hitter Rahul Tewatia powered Pandya’s side to an emphatic victory.

Before making his GT debut, Mohit last appeared in an IPL game for Delhi Capitals in 2020. He was a member of MS Dhoni’s World Cup squad in the 2015 season of the ICC competition.

Pacer Mohit made a remarkable return to IPL cricket in game 18 of the league stage in Mohali Pacer Mohit returned with impressive figures of 2/18 to help Gujarat Titans restrict the hosts to a below-par total Did. The Indian pacer bowled the last over of Punjab’s innings and barely conceded only six runs.

In an interview with the official broadcaster of IPL 2023, GT star Mohit discussed his ideal return to domestic cricket’s biggest event. Pacer Mohit also thanked GT head coach Ashish Nehra for helping him plan his comeback this year.

Nehra’s GT franchise had bid for Mohit, who also featured as a net bowler for GT last season.

‘Ashu Pa got a call to be with the team’

“Coming back after a break brought excitement as well as anxiety. There has been a difference in domestic cricket. I played domestic last year after back surgery. Not many people knew that I play domestically. Ashu Pa called and asked me to be with the team.”

Mohit said, “I thought what would I do sitting at home. Net bowlers are not necessarily bad. This greatly increases your exposure. The atmosphere at GT is great.”

Bowler Mohit got crucial wickets of both Jitesh Sharma (25) and Sam Curran (22) conceding 18 runs in four overs. The player of the match award was chosen for the senior GT pacer. Fast bowler Mohit played one match for Delhi Capitals in 2020 before making a comeback in IPL 2023.

In the World Richest T20 League, the 34-year-old has featured in 87 games. The former India fast bowler has also played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Punjab Kings in the IPL.

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