Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023 championship game at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 30. In one of the tensest moments of the game, former CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja maintained his composure and smashed Mohit Sharma for a six and a four in the last 2 balls to send CSK home and secure their record-tying fifth title victory in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.
Meanwhile, former Indian left-handed pacer, Irfan Pathan believes that the rain ahead of CSK’s innings helped them to chase the target. Irfan pointed out that GT’s three main bowlers were deprived of an over each as the match was reduced to 15 overs and the target was also reduced to 171 runs. Many fans have reacted to Irfan’s statement, some supported him while some fans also criticised him.
“In a rain curtailed shortened final Yesterday CSK started batting with Shami. Rashid and Mohit lost one over each from their regular quota of 4 overs. That means the league’s top 3 wicket takers were deprived of 18 balls and no wickets. That’s certainly played as an advantage to CSK,” Pathan wrote on his official Twitter account.
Sai Sudarshan’s brilliance with the bat goes in vain
Talking about the match, CSK won the toss and opted to field first. Asked to bat first, GT batted really well with the help of Sai Sudharsan’s brilliant 96-run knock, the Hardik Pandya-led team achieved a monumental total of 214 runs. CSK were very disappointing in the fielding department as they dropped many catches and missed run-out chances as well.
Chasing the target, GT chase was delayed due to rain and they needed 171 runs in 15 overs after the 2nd innings got resumed. CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway provided a great start in the powerplay by smashing 72 runs. All the upcoming batters also provided great support to the chase and in the end, Jadeja did the rest of the work and took the team to victory.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Ye Ro raha hai. Role kuch din
— Abhi2jit (@Abhi2jit1) May 30, 2023
Aa gya rr karne…laga hi tha mujhe😂
— Dipan Mitra (@DipanMitra6) May 30, 2023
irfan bhai to expert nikle ….yaa fir jalan bol rhi h
— sandeep Choudhary (@imsandeep2100) May 30, 2023
Kuch jalane ki boo aa rahi hai.
— Puri PK (@PuriPk59001) May 30, 2023
kuch bhi matlab CSK se itni nafrat kyu?
— Shivankar Awasthi 🇮🇳 (@iamshiv08) May 31, 2023
Gajab ka logic hai yaar, so called expert🤔🤔🙌🙌
— साधारण बालक (@stay_away_7) May 30, 2023
Yeh logic bakwas tha sir 🤣🤣🤣
— Jayesh Ingale. (@jayeshingale_7) May 31, 2023
Match khatam ho gya bhai
— STUDENT (@Student0867) May 30, 2023
Bhai tere me bhi jugnu hai kya
— Lame Fizzy (@fizzywater91) May 30, 2023