In a thrilling IPL encounter between the Gujarat Titans and the Mumbai Indians, leg-spinner Rashid Khan showcased his prowess by claiming two crucial wickets in a single over. The victims of his bowling brilliance were none other than the dangerous duo of Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma, who had been instrumental in the Mumbai Indians’ recent matches.
The first wicket to fall was that of Mumbai Indians’ captain, Rohit Sharma. The leg-break deceived Rohit, causing him to go forward in defense. Unfortunately for the Mumbai Indians, the ball took the outside edge of Rohit’s bat and flew into the hands of Rahul Tewatia at slip.
Tewatia made no mistake in taking the catch, moving swiftly to his left. Although the Gujarat Titans celebrated the wicket with muted enthusiasm, they were well aware of the significance of dismissing Rohit, who had scored a brisk 29 runs off just 18 balls, including three fours and two sixes.
In the same over, Rashid continued his magic by dismissing Ishan Kishan, who was adjudged LBW (leg before wicket) by the umpire.
The decision appeared to be a straightforward one, with the ball striking Kishan on the back-thigh and in line with the stumps. The left-hander, sensing his dismissal, didn’t even contemplate a review and walked back to the pavilion.
Kishan had scored an impressive 31 runs off 20 deliveries, including four boundaries and a six. However, his dismissal further compounded the Mumbai Indians’ woes, as they lost two wickets in quick succession for the second consecutive match.
Rashid’s delivery to Kishan was expertly tossed up, enticing the batsman into attempting a sweep shot. The ball, however, spun back into the left-hander and caught him on the back-thigh, leaving little doubt in the umpire’s mind.
The wicket was a significant blow for the Mumbai Indians, as Kishan had been in fine form and capable of turning the game in his team’s favor.
Rashid Khan’s exceptional bowling performance not only showcased his skill and control as a spinner but also inflicted a major setback on the Mumbai Indians’ batting line-up.
His back-to-back wickets in a single over added to his reputation as a game-changer and demonstrated his ability to make an impact against formidable opponents.