DC vs GT: Mohit Sharma becomes the worst ever bowler in IPL history

Updated - 24 Apr 2024, 09:59 PM

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Mohit Sharma, on Wednesday (April 24), bowled the most expensive over in the history of the Indian Premier League. The right-arm pacer conceded a staggering 73 runs in his four overs during the game between Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

GT skipper Shubman Gill did not use Mohit Sharma till the 12th over as he relied on him to bowl in the crucial death overs. The fast-bowler conceded 12 runs in his first over with Rishabh Pant hitting him for two fours. He was taken out of the attack straightaway after that over before he was given the ball to bowl the 16th over.

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Pant hit him for two sixes in the over as the GT pacer conceded 16 runs in his second over. In the 18th over, Mohit Sharma gave away 14 runs with Pant hitting him for another six. In his first three overs, the 35-year-old conceded 42 runs without taking any wickets.

Gill gave Mohit Sharma the ball to bowl the final over as well and the pacer ended up conceding as many as 31 runs. Pant took him to the cleaners and hit him for four sixes and a four in the over in addition to taking a double.

Mohit Sharma bowls the most expensive spell in IPL:

Mohit Sharma now holds the record for the most expensive over in the history of the IPL. The record was previously held by Basil Thampi who had conceded 70 runs while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in 2018. 

Mohit Sharma has become the first bowler to touch the 70-run mark while bowling and the first to concede more than 70 runs in a match. Yash Dayal is third on the list for conceding 69 runs while playing for Gujarat Titans against Kolkata Knight Riders when Rinku Singh famously hit him for five sixes in a row.

England's Reece Topley is fourth on the list for giving away 68 runs while playing for Royal Challengers Bengaluru against Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier this season.

Most expensive spells in IPL:

  • 0/73 - Mohit Sharma (GT) vs DC, Delhi, 2024
  • 0/70 - Basil Thampi (SRH) vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2018
  • 0/69 - Yash Dayal (GT) vs KKR, Ahmedabad, 2023
  • 0/68 - Reece Topley (RCB) vs SRH, Bengaluru

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