The IPL 2023 match between GT and their opponents witnessed a dramatic turn of events in the 17th over as Tushar Deshpande’s bowling came under attack. The pacer conceded a staggering 20 runs, allowing GT to gain momentum and put pressure on their opponents. The over featured some audacious strokes and calculated risks taken by the batsmen, resulting in a substantial score that had the crowd on their feet.
In the 17th over of the match, Tushar Deshpande took the ball in hand with the responsibility of containing the opposition’s batsmen. However, the over turned out to be a nightmare for the pacer as he struggled to find his rhythm and deliver effective deliveries.
The over began with a low full toss that swung inwards, giving Hardik Pandya an opportunity to whip it towards deep mid-wicket for a single, retaining the strike. This delivery set the tone for what would be a challenging over for Deshpande.
Sai Sudharsan, the young and talented batsman, took advantage of Deshpande’s inconsistency. He managed to eke out an inside edge that went towards the short fine leg region, resulting in another run.
The real damage was done by Sai Sudharsan, who displayed remarkable batting skills. He unleashed his aggression by flaying a wide delivery over covers, beating the fielder in the deep for a boundary. The next ball, a good length delivery outside off, was punched on the up, finding the gap between mid-off and extra cover for another boundary.
The over continued to be disastrous for Deshpande as Sai Sudharsan unleashed a breathtaking shot. He shuffled across the crease, aiming to scoop the ball but ended up getting a thick outside edge over the wicketkeeper’s head for a six. Despite the fortuitous nature of the shot, it only added to the mounting frustration for Deshpande.
Tushar Deshpande’s costly over proved to be a game-changing moment in the match. The 20 runs conceded allowed GT to bolster their total, putting pressure on their opponents. Sai Sudharsan’s aggressive stroke play added to the team’s momentum and significantly increased their chances of posting a formidable score.