In an unfortunate twist of events, Mohit Sharma, the Gujarat Titans pacer, faced severe backlash on social media after dismissing MS Dhoni for just one run in the 1st qualifier match of IPL 2023 between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk on Tuesday, May 23.
Mohit delivered a slower back-of-the-hand ball, pitching it full. MS Dhoni attempted to play it on the offside but couldn’t time it properly, resulting in an easy catch for the Gujarat captain, Hardik Pandya, who was stationed at cover. A sudden hush fell over the entire stadium.
Here are screenshots of some comments made by fans on Mohit Sharma’s Instagram post:
Speaking of the match, Chennai Super Kings convincingly defeated Gujarat Titans by 50 runs in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, securing their spot in the tournament final. Now, Gujarat Titans will face the winner of the eliminator clash between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.