The 62nd sport of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 featured a conflict between the defending champions Gujarat Titans and the Aiden Markram-led Sunrisers Hyderabad on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday, Might 15.
As Gujarat Titans registered an emphatic victory in opposition to Hyderabad, the performances of Shubman Gill and veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami made fairly a number of heads flip. After Gill’s good ton within the first innings, Shami got here all weapons blazing in the course of the run chase.
The 32-year-old struck thrice proper within the powerplay itself, dismissing the likes of Anmolpreet Singh, Aiden Markram, and Rahul Tripathi. Moreover, Shami showcased his class as soon as once more by sending Heinrich Klassen again to the pavilion. Klassen was trying harmful and was batting for 64 runs in 44 balls earlier than the 32-year-old despatched him packing.
Within the post-match presentation, Shami was requested by Ravi Shastri to disclose the key behind his success and was even questioned about his meals consumption, to which he had a hilarious reply. “Gujarat mein hu, mera khana nahi milega na.” (I am in Gujarat, I will not get the meals I like), Shami mentioned within the post-match presentation.
To ensure that he didn’t harm the emotions of the house followers, Shami additionally opined that regardless of not getting the meals he prefers, he was nonetheless having fun with the Gujarati delicacies.
As Gujarat registered a 34-run victory, Shami had 4 wickets to his identify and solely conceded 21 runs within the 4 overs he bowled. His good spell additionally noticed him reclaim the IPL purple cap, as he sits with 23 wickets to his identify in 13 matches. Regardless of being tied with teammate Rashid Khan, Shami claimed the purple cap as he boasts of a greater financial system.
The win additionally noticed the defending champions grow to be the primary group to qualify for the knockout phases of the IPL 2023. With 18 factors in 13 matches, Gujarat sits atop the factors desk and would look to take care of their successful methods as they play their final match of the match. The group phases in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, Might 21.