The 16th season of the Indian Premier League finally went underway as Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings locked horns for the season opener. Winning the toss, Hardik Pandya decided to bowl first. Seasoned veteran Mohammad Shami achieved a special feat in the third over of the innings. Mohammed Shami Completes in 100 Wickets IPL
Shami goes big
Mohammad Shami opened the bowling for the Gujarat Titans against Chennai Super Kings. Shami impressed in the first over itself he went for just 2 runs. However, a special feat for Shami occurred in the third over of the innings as the pacer completed 100 wickets at the IPL.
Shami entered the 16th season with 99 wickets from 93 games. On the third ball of the third over, Shami sent Devon Conway’s stumps flying to complete his 100th wicket at the Indian Premier League. With this, Shami has entered an elite club with only a handful of bowlers achieving this feat. This is a significant achievement for Shami, who has been a consistent performer in the IPL over the years.
Shami’s journey in the IPL has been a rollercoaster ride, filled with ups and downs. However, his determination and hard work have helped him overcome several challenges and emerge as one of the top bowlers in the tournament. His ability to swing the ball at pace and his excellent variations make him a difficult bowler to face, even for the best batsmen in the world.
CSK finish the powerplay at 51 for 2
Earlier, Gujarat Giants won the toss and invited the Chennai Super Kings to bat first. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway took the opening guard for Chennai. Shami removed Conway to complete his 100th wicket at the IPL whereas Rashid got Moeen Ali out caught behind in the final over of the powerplay. Ruturaj Gaikwad looked strong with his strokeplay.