On Friday, May 12, in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, the five-time IPL champion Mumbai Indians (MI) upset the reigning champion Gujarat Titans in a high-scoring thriller. Throughout the game, players from both teams dealt a number of amazing blows. Suryakumar Yadav of MI scored his first IPL century, slamming 103* off 49 balls as the visitors set a lofty 219-run mark.
Rashid Khan, an all-rounder for GT, hit an undefeated 79 off 32 balls despite failing to help his team over the finish line as they were defeated by a score of 27 runs. It’s noteworthy that he also took four wickets in the first innings. Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff, and Impact Player Akash Madhwal all grabbed three wickets for MI. Piyush Chawla and Piyush Chawla each picked up two.
Rashid was chosen as the most valuable player (MVP) rather than Suryakumar by former India opener Aakash Chopra when assessing the IPL 2023 match in a video on his YouTube channel. He believes Rashid might have single-handedly guided his team to victory over Mumbai if the Titans’ top-order hitters had scored a few more runs.
Suryakumar Yadav is not, in my humble view, the game’s most important player. Rashid Khan is the player with the highest value. Rashid Khan would have single-handedly won them the match if he had received a little assistance from someone else, Chopra added.
218 runs were scored, and Rashid took four wickets as a result: Chopra
The GT leg-spinner shone out with the ball, the former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) hitter claimed, despite MI scoring a sizable score. The Afghan all-rounder took four wickets, including both of the MI openers, the 45-year-old continued.
“218 runs were made, and in that, he took up four wickets, including the dismissals of both openers, followed by those of Nehal Wadhera and Tim David. What can anyone do to help?” he continued.
With 16 points, GT is presently in first place in the IPL 2023 points table, followed by MI with 14 points. In a cricket match on May 16 at Lucknow’s Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium, Mumbai will take on the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). On May 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the team captained by Hardik Pandya will host Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).