Ahmedabad. Gujarat Titans bowler Mohit Sharma said his strategy of not experimenting against Suryakumar Yadav paid off in the second IPL Qualifier against Mumbai Indians.
Gujarat Titans defeated five-time champions Mumbai by 62 runs in the second qualifier to enter the final. Mohit took 2. He took five wickets for 10 runs in two overs. Mohit said after the match, “I am lucky to have got five wickets. Later the ball was slipping and with Surya and Tilak at the crease, it seemed that the match would be over.
Tilak Verma scored 43 runs in 14 balls and Suryakumar scored 61 runs in 38 balls but after their dismissal, Mumbai team was dismissed for 171 runs in 18.2 overs.
Mohit, who picked up the Purple Cap in 2014 with Chennai Super Kings, made his second innings debut with the Titans after recovering from a back injury. He could not get IPL contract in 2021 and 2022.
He turned the tide of the match by taking the crucial wicket of Suryakumar yesterday. He said, “I thought that I would not experiment much in front of him. Wasn’t worried about getting too few shots. This strategy was successful.