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IPL 2022: Purple Cap winner Mohit Sharma becomes net bowler for Gujarat Titans, shocks fans – check reactions | Cricket News



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 very best wicket-taker within the 2014 IPL season, taking 23 wickets at a median of 19.65 in 16 matches. However, 33-year-old Sharma discovered no takers on the IPL 2022 Mega Auction final month.

Fans expressed their shock by taking to social media. Here are a number of the reactions:

The Haryana cricketer was with the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK between 2013 and 2015 earlier than shifting 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 last 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 greatest. With Delhi Capitals too in 2020 he hardly made an affect, getting only one sport 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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