In a remarkable display of sportsmanship, MS Dhoni consoled a disheartened Mohit Sharma after he was hit for a six and a four by Ravindra Jadeja in the final over of the IPL final. The incident occurred during a high-stakes match where 10 runs were required off the last two balls.
In such situations, social media often criticizes bowlers who concede boundaries in crucial moments, particularly in a final match like the IPL. However, Mohit Sharma’s case was different.
Although he failed to secure the victory for the Gujarat Titans as Jadeja outperformed him when it mattered the most, it is important to acknowledge that without Mohit’s efforts, the Titans would not have had the upper hand initially.
In the rain-truncated final held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Mohit bowled four deliveries flawlessly, including two low full tosses, with CSK needing 13 runs off the last over. However, he faltered when the match seemed within his grasp.
Feeling the pressure, Mohit engaged in lengthy conversations with captain Hardik and even took fluids to cope with the tense situation. Meanwhile, Jadeja remained unfazed.
Displaying his exceptional skills, Jadeja smashed the fifth ball for a straight six by positioning himself deep in the crease. He then deftly clipped the full toss off his pads to secure a memorable victory for Chennai Super Kings.
As the CSK players flooded the pitch to celebrate their fifth title and Jadeja made his way towards MS Dhoni, the legendary cricketer lifted him in a gesture of triumph. In stark contrast, Mohit Sharma was hugged by Hardik Pandya.