The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 final was nothing short of a cricketing drama. Ravindra Jadeja’s phenomenal performance ensured Chennai Super Kings clinched their 5th title, leaving Gujarat Titans in despair. Jadeja’s last-minute heroics scoring 10 runs off the final 2 balls against Mohit Sharma turned the tide in CSK’s favor.
While this was a moment of pure joy for the Super Kings, it was a tough pill to swallow for the Titans. The team had put up a valiant fight only to fall short by the slimmest of margins. Mohit Sharma, who bore the brunt of Jadeja’s final blows, confessed to a sleepless night filled with regret.
The Haryana speedster shared his thoughts with The Indian Express, discussing his plans for that fateful over. “My mind was very clear in what I wanted to do,” Sharma stated. He had prepared for such high-pressure scenarios during his net sessions and trusted his instincts.
Sharma was confident in his game plan. He intended to bowl yorkers, a technique he had consistently practised. Despite the outcome, he stood by his strategy, dismissing the post-match critiques.
Mohit Sharma reflects on the final over in the IPL 2023 final
“They wanted to know what will be my plan of action,” he recounted. Unwavering, he asserted, “I said I will again try to bowl yorker.” Sharma was focused, backing himself and his skills that had served him throughout the IPL.
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Despite his best efforts, Jadeja managed to connect his bat with the ball. Sharma didn’t mince words, admitting, “The ball landed where it shouldn’t have.” This crucial moment sealed the match’s fate and left Sharma with lingering thoughts.
“I couldn’t sleep. Sochta raha kya alag karta joh match jeet jaate. What if I could have bowled this ball or that ball?” he reflected, sharing his torment over the possibilities that might have changed the outcome.
Nevertheless, Sharma showed resilience, saying, “Somewhere something is missing but I’m trying to move on.” His words depict the emotional journey players undertake in the game of cricket.
In conclusion, the IPL 2023 final was a vivid display of cricket’s unpredictable nature. Jadeja’s heroics and Sharma’s reflections paint a portrait of triumph and introspection, highlighting the joys and heartaches that come with the sport.
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