Sunil Gavaskar slammed Wriddhiman Saha’s poor shot selection in GT’s loss to DC (Sportzpics)
Sunil Gavaskar slammed Wriddhiman Saha for his ‘insane’ shot selection against Delhi Capitals as Gujarat Titans lost the game by 5 points
Sunil Gavaskar was not at all happy with Wriddhiman Saha after the veteran batsman offered his wicket to Delhi Capitals as David Warner and Co beat Gujarat Titans at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Saha hasn’t had the best start to the IPL 2023 season and has failed to shine with the bat this season.
The 38-year-old showed his worth by his side by taking some important holds earlier in the game as the Delhi Capitals were battling and they struggled to subdue Mohammed Shami who took 4 wickets on the night and won the Player of the match award despite being on the losing side.
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Shami only gave up 11 points but it was Khaleel Ahmed who fired Saha in the first leg of Gujarat’s chase as they eventually came to a narrow 5 point loss to Delhi.
Saha failed to cope with Khaleel’s swinging deliveries, he continued to push his bat over a few balls before being beaten, and eventually he ended up giving wicketkeeper Phil Salt a big advantage.
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Commenting on the on-air dismissal, Gavaskar weighed heavily on Saha over his “insane” shot selection.
“Too late my friend. All your experience doesn’t matter when you play a shot like that. You can go practice that shot in the dugout,” Gavaskar said.
He added: “Words you said ‘full’ can be pronounced differently with a double oo in them for moves that have been played.”
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After both fly-half Saha and Shubman Gill failed to shine against Delhi, skipper Hardik Pandya came out at bat at number 3 and smashed a fifty but failed to carry his side over the line.
Gujarat Titans needed 12 points to win in the final, Rahul Tewatia and Hardik were on strike, Tewatia had just broken 3 sixes in a row against Anrich Nortje in the previous one, but Ishant Sharma kept his composure and fired Rahul on fourth ball in the final round of innings, giving up just 6 runs and sealing an incredible victory for his team.
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