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IPL 2022: Mohit Sharma turns out as net bowler for Gujarat Titans, shocks fans | Cricket News


AHMEDABAD: Cricket fans have been left shell-shocked after it has emerged that former India limited-overs pacer Mohit Sharma, who was the IPL 2014 Purple Cap-winner, had been roped in as a net bowler by new IPL franchise Gujarat Titans alongside left-arm quick bowler Barinder Sran for the upcoming season starting on March 26.
Sharma, representing Chennai Super Kings, had emerged the best wicket-taker within the 2014 IPL season, taking 23 wickets at a mean of 19.65 in 16 matches.
The 33-year-old Sharma discovered no takers on the IPL 2022 Mega Auction final month.
The Haryana cricketer was with the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK between 2013 and 2015 earlier than transferring to Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings 2016-2018), and returning to don the yellow CSK jersey in 2019. He additionally had a stint with Delhi Capitals in 2020. Overall, the bowler has 92 wickets from 86 IPL video games.
Sharma, who has performed 26 ODIs and eight T20Is, was additionally part of the Indian squad that made it to the 2014 ICC World T20 closing in Bangladesh and the 2015 World Cup semifinals co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Sharma’s profession graph began happening following CSK’s two-year suspension. Though he was roped in by KXIP, he was not the identical participant within the purple jersey. Sharma tried to re-create the 2014 magic for CSK in 2019 however was nowhere close to his finest.
With Delhi Capitals too, in 2020, he hardly made an impression, getting only one recreation within the season and returning with figures of 1/45.
Gujarat Titans will open their IPL 2022 marketing campaign in opposition to Lucknow Super Giants on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 28.

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