Mohsin Khan, the fast bowler of Lucknow Super Giants, attributed his exceptional performance against Mumbai Indians in their recent game to his father, who had been admitted to the hospital until a day prior to the match.
Mohsin expressed his sorrow that his father had been in the ICU for the past ten days, but he was relieved to share that his father was discharged from the hospital on the previous day. Mohsin felt that his father would have been watching the game on TV and, therefore, he played the match for him.
“Sadly, my father was in the hospital, in the ICU, he just got discharged yesterday so I was playing the match for him. He was probably watching the game on TV. So I was playing for him. He was in the ICU for the last ten days. He must be very happy,” said Mohsin.
Mohsin acknowledged that he had a challenging year, having suffered a significant shoulder injury, which kept him from playing any competitive cricket for an entire year, after taking 14 wickets in nine matches with an economy of 5.97 in his debut IPL season in 2022.
Due to his injury, Mohsin Khan was not fit to play for the first half of the IPL 2023 season. Against Titans, he returned figures of 1 for 42 in three overs, which was his first game of the season.
Mohsin expressed how tough the past year was for him and how happy he was to be back on the field bowling the way he did last year. In the game against Mumbai, Mohsin conceded 21 runs in his initial two overs but managed to take the wicket of Nehal Wadhera.
He was then trusted to bowl the final over, where he used a combination of slower balls and yorkers to give away only five runs. This helped LSG earn two crucial points and secure the No. 3 position on the points table.
LSG has now reached 15 points, putting them on the same level as Chennai Super Kings, but behind in net run rate. Winning their final league game against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on May 20 will secure their place in the playoffs.