In its opening and thrilling encounter against the Lucknow Supergiants, the newly added team Gujarat Titans pacer Mohammad Shami on Monday accounted for KL Rahul off the first ball, and then came back to dismiss Manish Pandey and Quinton de Kock with some brilliant bowling.
Mohammed Shami’s sensational spell reduced Lucknow Supergiants to 32/4 in Gujarat’s season opener. Riding on his efforts, Gujarat Titans restricted Super Giants to 158/6 in 20 overs as Shami scalped three wickets in his four overs.
As soon as the Tweeple recognized his brilliant performance, not only the cricketers but fans too have started praising Shami for his sensational 4 over spell. His efforts drew praises from former Team India legends – Venkatesh Prasad, Harsha Bhogle, Wasim Jaffer, Irfan Pathan, Mohammad Kaif and Akash Chopra.
Shami was chosen as the man of the match for his brilliant performance against KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants.
Former Punjab Kings pacer Mohammad Shami had been the key player of his team in the past few IPL seasons. The experienced pacer was then signed by the Gujarat Titans for Rs 6.5 crore getting more than thrice of his base price Rs 2 crore. Shami is likely to lead the bowling attack for the GT along with Lockie Ferguson, Rashid Khan and others.
Gujarat Titans won the toss and elected to bowl first against Lucknow Super Giants in their maiden IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. With the help of Mohammed Shami’s fiery opening spell and Rahul Tewatia’s unbeaten 40, Gujarat Titans registered a 5-wicket win over Lucknow Super Giants in their maiden IPL match on Monday.
Lucknow Super Giants 158 for 6 in 20 overs (Deepak Hooda 55, Ayush Badoni 54; Mohammed Shami 3/25).
Gujarat Titans 161 for 5 in 19.4 overs (Rahul Tewatia 40 not out, Hardik Pandya 33; Dushmantha Chameera 2/22).