In the 57th match of IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians defeated Gujarat Titans by 27 runs. With this victory, Mumbai completed the revenge for the previous defeat from Gujarat. Batting first in this match, Mumbai scored 218 runs for five wickets due to Suryakumar Yadav’s century.
In response, the Gujarat team could only manage 191 runs for eight wickets, losing the match by 27 runs. Rashid Khan performed brilliantly for Gujarat in this match. After taking four wickets, he also played a brilliant inning of 79 runs, but he did not get any support at the other end, and his team had to face defeat.
But in the match against Mumbai Indians, Hardik didn’t bowl any overs, which surprised everyone. This is a major issue for Indian cricket fans because Hardik Pandya has also been handling the command of the Indian T20 team since T20 World Cup 2022. And It is believed that Hardik Pandya will be captain of Team India in the T20 World Cup 2024.
Hardik Pandya got injured in the middle of the season. Gujarat’s assistant coach Ashish Kapoor has given a big update regarding his injury. Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya has bowled with the new ball in many matches this season. But he did not bowl a single over in the match against Mumbai Indians.
In such a situation, Gujarat’s assistant coach Aashish Kapoor has revealed that Hardik Pandya bowled in the match against Mumbai Indians not because he had a back strain just before the start of the match. However, it is not yet clear how serious this injury of Hardik Pandya is.
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Talking about Hardik Pandya’s injury in the press conference, Ashish Kapoor said, “We had to make a slight change in our plans because just before the start of the match, Hardik’s back was stretched. He had some stiffness due to which he could not bowl. So, we had to change the whole plan. Till now Hardik was opening the bowling for us. This was the reason why Mohit Sharma had to bowl in the beginning.”
Despite this defeat, the Gujarat team is at the top of the points table with 16 points. At the same time, Mumbai’s team is at third place with 14 points after the win. The next match of Gujarat Titans will be against Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Mumbai Indians will face Lucknow Super Giants in their next encounter.