IPL 2023 has been highlighted by Mohit Sharma. A decline in form caused him to lose his status in the national squad after earning the purple cap for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2014 and representing India at the T20 and ODI World Cups. He subsequently failed to find a buyer for two consecutive seasons' worth of auctions.
He was asked to be the net bowler for the Gujarat Titans during the previous season. In their first season, Mohit worked with their bowlers to help the team win the IPL championship.
The head coach at GT, Ashish Nehra, was thrilled with his former colleague from India, therefore they purchased him in the auction last December. He returned the favor by taking 27 wickets in 14 games to complete the IPL 2023 as the joint-second top wicket-taker.
Due to his exceptional season-long performance, GT skipper Hardik Pandya trusted him to bowl the challenging overs in the conclusion of innings.
He had to stave off Chennai Super Kings' charge to get 13 runs in the last over of the IPL 2023 championship game. The 34-year-old came close to winning the challenge after throwing four superb pitches, one of which was a dot ball.
It subsequently started to become worse.Mohit was devastated as others ran up to comfort him after the batsman, Ravindra Jadeja, smacked a straight six and then steered a low full toss to fine leg for the winning boundary.
I was unable to sleep.I kept thinking about what I might have done better to give us the advantage in the game. What if I had the option to bowl this or that ball? Now, I don't feel well. I'm trying to move on, yet maybe something is missing,” Mohit told The Indian Express.
“I fled and attempted to bowl (yorker) once more. I just wanted to back myself and stay focused. I played in the whole IPL. When the ball fell in the wrong place, Jadeja grabbed his bat. I did my best to try,” he remarked.
When the task was eventually presented his way, Mohit claims he knew what to do since he had prepared for it on the nets.
“What I intended to achieve was pretty obvious in my thoughts. I had rehearsed these circumstances in the nets, and I had also encountered them in the past. So I told them to let me bowl yorkers on all of the balls and I was trusting my gut,” he added.
Despite the little hiccup, Mohit is happy of his season and notes that Anirudh Chaudhary, a former BCCI treasurer, encouraged him to keep playing.
“I was chosen out of the blue. What should I do? I seem to recall asking Ani bhai before the season. Should I go on or not. I should attempt to play, he said. I didn't have any expectations when I arrived, so I simply kept working hard. My commitment to excellence has not changed. Although I am unsure of what lies ahead, I have loved my adventure, said Mohit.