Fast bowler Mohit Sharma, once an Indian team member and former player for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises like the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Punjab Kings (PBKS), has now been roped in as a net bowler by the Gujarat Titans (GT) team for the upcoming IPL 2022.
Gujarat Titans will play their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) against fellow debutants Lucknow Super Giants, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 28. And they have started their preparations at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad.
Hardik Pandya, the captain of the GT franchise, had recently unveiled the new design jersey for their debut IPL season and now in a photo shared by the franchise from one of their training sessions, many netizens pointed out Mohit Sharma being a net bowler for the GT franchise, along with another bowler, Barinder Sran who has played for India and Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in the IPL as well.
Mohit Sharma, Purple Cap Holder In IPL 2014, Now A Net Bowler For Gujarat Titans
As per reports in IANS, Gujarat Titans have signed Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, and Lukman Meriwala as net bowlers for the IPL 2022 season. The report also states that the two pacers helped the players in preparing for this year’s Indian Premier League at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Mohit Sharma has represented the Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), and Delhi Capitals in IPL. He made his IPL debut in 2013 and has 92 wickets in 86 Indian Premier League matches this far. The biggest feather in his cap was becoming the Purple Cap holder for most wickets in the IPL 2014 edition of the tournament when he 23 wickets from 16 matches at an economy rate of 8.39.
Apart from this, Mohit Sharma also played for India in the ICC World Cup 2015 in Bangladesh and New Zealand and the ICC T20 World Cup 2014 in Sri Lanka.
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He had tremendous success while playing for CSK, but them getting banned for two years in 2016 resulted in Mohit moving to the Punjab Kings franchise, but despite playing in 14 matches in the first two seasons, Mohit failed to make a big impression and was later dropped. He made a comeback to CSK in 2019 but could only get a game, and in 2020 with Delhi, it was the same story again.