Playing his second match in IPL 2023, Mohsin Khan defended 11 runs in the final over against the destructive Tim David.
Lucknow Super giants got a 5-run victory over Mumbai Indians, and left-arm fast bowler Mohsin Khan dedicated his performance to his unwell father, who was discharged from the hospital after spending 10 days in the ICU. The 24-year-old from Uttar Pradesh had a sensational season last year, but this time he missed most of the domestic season and most of the IPL because of his left shoulder injury.
Playing his only second match in IPL 20-23, Mohsin defended 11 runs in the final over against Tim David. At the post-match presentation, he said, “It’s been a tough time as I was injured, playing after a year. My father got discharged from the ICU yesterday, and he was in the hospital for the last 10 days, and I did it for him; he would have been watching.”
He further said, “I’m grateful to the team and the support staff, Gautam Gambhir sir, and Vijay Dahiya sir, for playing me this game even though I did not do well in the last game.”
While talking about the plan in the final over, he said, “The plan was to execute what I did in practise. Even Krunal was talking to me, and I told him the same. The run-up is the same; I did not change it in the last over. I was trying to calm myself down, not look at the scoreboard, and bowl the six balls well. Since the wicket was gripping, I tried the slower ball, but I bowled two of those and then changed to the yorker, and it was reversing as well.”