From Purple Cap To Web Bowler To IPL Return: GT Pacer Mohit Sharma’s Comeback Story

Pacer Mohit Sharma accomplished a full circle in Indian Premier League when he completed as the perfect bowler in Gujarat Titans lineup vs Punjab Kings at Mohali. In his first IPL match since 2020, Mohit picked up 2 for 18 from his 4 overs to assist GT prohibit Punjab to 153 for 8. Not many know that Mohit was Titans’ web bowler final yr after going through snub in IPL 2022 Mega Public sale. Earlier than this Punjab sport, Mohit’s final spell was for Delhi Capitals in 2020 whereby he gave away 45 runs in 4 overs. It might have been the final time Mohit ever performed in IPL. However his perseverance, arduous work and a few assist saved him going. 

Mohit was not thought-about high quality sufficient to characteristic in any crew in IPL 2021 and 2022 after poor earlier seasons. GT head coach Ashish Nehra requested him to proceed enjoying within the home cricket. Final yr, he requested Mohit to turn into part of GT as web bowler in order that every time a slot opened in future, he might increase his hand up. In IPL 2023 mini public sale, he put his identify up within the public sale once more and GT bid to finally purchase him at his base worth of Rs 50 lakh. In 2016, Mohit had fetched Rs 6.5 crore. Mohit has actually seen the very best and lowest factors in IPL. 

Mohit Sharma – Purple cap holder; World Cup semi-finalist

Mohit was the Purple Cap holder  in IPL 2014 with 23 wickets from 16 video games when he was enjoying for Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK). His lengthy stick with CSK and the great performances over there fetched him the India cap too. Mohit went on to play 26 ODIs and eight T20Is for India, selecting up 37 worldwide wickets. He even received picked for India ODI squad for World Cup in 2015.

How GT revived Mohit Sharma’s profession

Mohit Sharma was not the favorite among the many franchises after poor present in IPL 2020. He then underwent a again surgical procedure final yr. However on recommendation of Nehra, he didn’t cease enjoying home cricket and even joined GT as their web bowler. For a India pacer to shun his ego and turn into a web bowler would have required numerous braveness. Mohit felt it was higher to be enjoying than sitting at house and therefore, he took up the position of a web bowler.   

Talking on his comeback, Mohit stated that he was equally nervous and excited earlier than he bowled his first ball in IPL in three years and is completely happy to have performed effectively for a crew which has helped him revive his T20 profession. He talked about Nehra’s identify whereas talking on his comeback. Mohit stated his Ashu bhai performed a giant position in making his comeback potential.

“Last year I played domestic returning from a back surgery. Not many people knew I played domestic. Got a call from Ashu pa to stay with the team. I thought it would be better than staying at home (about being a net bowler for GT last year). Being a net bowler is not a bad thing. Gives you a lot of exposure. The environment at GT is brilliant,” stated Mohit after his good spell vs Punjab on Thursday night time.  

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