In IPL 2023, Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans match was played on Thursday (April 13). In this match held at Mohli, the toss of the coin was in favor of Gujarat. Hardik, the returning Gujarat captain Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first. For this match, experienced fast bowler Mohit Sharma was given a chance in the Gujarat team. After a gap of almost three years, he was seen playing in the IPL.
Gujarat made two changes to their team for this match. Vijay Shankar had to sit out as skipper Hardik Pandya made a comeback. So, the young Yash Dayal was replaced by the experienced Mohit Sharma. Mohit, who was once the leading fast bowler of the Indian team as well as the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, had not participated in the IPL for the last three years.
He played his last match for Delhi against Punjab in IPL 2020. After that he was not seen playing in IPL. Last year, Gujarat gave him an opportunity as a net bowler. Then this time he was selected in the team by bidding in the IPL auction.
In this comeback match, he showed his old bowling edge. In his 4 overs he took 2 wickets for just 18 runs.
Mohit took 23 wickets while playing for Chennai in 2013. After that he got an opportunity to play in the 2014 T20 World Cup and 2015 ODI World Cup for the Indian team. However, he could not play for the Indian team after 2015. In 2018, he won the Purple Cap while playing for Punjab Kings. From 2013 to 2020, he scored 92 runs in 86 matches while playing in IPL.
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