New Delhi,UPDATED: May 25, 2023 12:16 IST
By India Today Sports Desk: Rohit Sharma was stupendous on the field in the Mumbai Indians’ (MI) Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator on Wednesday, May 24 against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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He affected a stupendous run out to dismiss Krishnappa Gowtham when the Super Giants were trying to chase down 183. In the third ball of the 13th over, the right-handed Gowtham tried to play a cut shot off, but Cameron Green managed to stop the ball.
Green dived forward to save some useful runs for his team. He also showed great presence of mind. When he realised that Gowtham was attempting a run, he drilled the ball to Rohit. By then, Gowtham was half-way down the track and Rohit needed a direct hit to dismiss the batter.
Rohit did exactly that and Gowtham was caught way short of his crease. The decision was sent upstairs, after which replays showed that the batter was nowhere near to the batting crease.
The Super Giants lost their seventh wicket with only 92 runs on the board. From there on, it was a cakewalk for MI, who won the match by 81 runs at the Chepauk. The five-time champions will now face Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans (GT) in the Qualifier 2 on Friday, May 26 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Rohit, in the meantime, earned praises for his brilliant piece of work in the outfield. The fans were in awe of Rohit’s fielding. Rohit also made a brilliant diving stop to deny LSG batters some crucial runs in the must-win encounter.