Team India members in London left in awe after seeing MS Dhoni’s lighting quick stumping of Shubman Gill
MS Dhoni with a lightning quick stumping sent back GT’s run-machine Shubman Gill in the IPL 2023 final.
The final of the IPL 2023 began, albeit on the reserve day with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on the Gujarat Titans (GT) on May 29, 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The match was supposed to be played on May 28, Sunday, but heavy rains spoiled the moment with the crunch encounter being pushed to reserve day
MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bowl first knowing that the Ahmedabad pitch is conducive to chasing with rain and dew around. The veteran CSK keeper-batter, MS Dhoni is playing his 250th IPL match as a player and 226th time captaining a side in IPL
Shubman Gill made 39 runs and finished his IPL 2023 with 890 runs in 17 matches before being stumped by MS Dhoni off Ravindra Jadeja. He had added 67 runs with Wriddhiman Saha for the opening wicket.
Saha continued on and slammed 54 in 39 balls with 5 fours and 1 six, but it was the 21-year-old Sai Sudharsan, who was retired out in the previous game GT played, who gave his team momentum.
He smacked 96 runs with 6 sixes and 8 fours in just 47 balls and looked good for a ton before getting LBW to Matheesha Pathirana in the last over. Hardik Pandya made 21* in 12 balls as GT finished on 214/4, the highest-ever score in an IPL final.
MS Dhoni’s stumping off Shubman Gill stuns the Indian team in London, who are following the IPL 2023 final
Few members of the Indian team, have already reached London for the World Test Championship and had their first practice session in London. But even amid the preparation for the summit clash against Australia at The Oval in about a week’s time, players had their eyes on the proceedings in the IPL 2023 final.
Players like Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, and Umesh Yadav along with the support staff led by head coach Rahul Dravid were part of the first lot.
After the net session, they eagerly watched the blockbuster IPL 2023 final on their way back to the hotel because Sunday had been the initial day for the final due to persistent rain.
The BCCI shared a glimpse of the Indian team members enjoying the IPL 2023 final with the screen showing that very MS Dhoni stunner that ended Shubman Gill’s blistering season with a 39-run knock-off 20 balls.