Gujarat Titans incurred a great comeback against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the match number 29 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 from a position they hadn’t hope for a victory.
After winning the toss, Gujarat Titans opted to bat first. However, they failed to put a big target on the board. It is only for captain Hardik Pandya’s inning that they reached 135 runs.
Chasing the target, Lucknow got off to a flying start, scoring nearly 50 runs in the powerplay itself without losing any wicket.
But, after Kyle Mayers got out, Lucknow batters started to play slowly, especially KL Rahul who did brilliantly in the powerplay. Things were still looking good for Lucknow to win the match, but then, captain KL Rahul departed in the last over, after that 3 further wickets fell.
12 runs were required off the last over. Captain Hardik handed the ball to Mohit Sharma, who gave away only 4 runs and took 4 wickets of KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni and Deepak Hooda with the latter two being run outs.
This is the first time that Mohit Sharma is playing in the IPL after a long and more than 700 days. See how Twitterati reacted to the India’s 2015 World Cup squad member.
MOHIT SHARMA, THE HERO FOR GUJARAT.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 22, 2023
HE DEFENDED 12 RUNS IN THE FINAL OVER: 2, W, W, 1+W, 1+W, 0 pic.twitter.com/6Cp80KWpc5
Went unsold.— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) April 22, 2023
Became net bowler.
Came back for GT.
Bowled one of best overs in the history of IPL. Mohit Sharma redemption. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/HIPdDAHYbq
MOHIT SHARMA I OWE AN APOLOGY, I WASN'T FAMILIAR WITH YOUR GAME.— Prithvi (@Puneite_) April 22, 2023
Mohit Sharma ghosted IPL for 2 years just to comeback & surprise everyone from nowhere doing mad stuff— arfan (@Im__Arfan) April 22, 2023
Purple cap holder to net bowler, given chance and performed super in his 1st match, today he defended 10 runs in last over, took 2 wickets too, what a story man, what a guy MOHIT SHARMA respect pic.twitter.com/FEnMgK5c49— Subject Kantala (@ifOnlyKewal) April 22, 2023
I still can't believe this Mohit Sharma comeback. It's been stunning.— Karthik Raj (@kartcric) April 22, 2023