Mohsin Khan Reveals His Father Was In The ICU Ahead Of The Game Against MI
By CricShots - May 17, 2023 12:18 pm
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The last year or so has been very difficult for the young Indian pacer, Mohsin Khan, to say the least. After scalping 14 wickets in 9 games for debutants Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) he was pitted as the big next thing with the Indian selectors keeping a close eye. But an unfortunate injury ruled him out from the entire domestic season and even put a question mark on his future as a fast bowler. In his first match for LSG in IPL 2023 against the Gujarat Titans, he conceded 42 runs and subsequently dropped from the next game against SRH.

Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan

The lanky left-arm fast bowler was picked again in LSG’s must-win home march against five-time champions MI. But, he conceded 20 runs in the first two overs. He came back to bowl when MI needed only 11 runs off 6 balls with big hitters Tim David and Cameron Green in the middle. Mohsin dished out the best six balls bowled by an LSG bowler on Tuesday. His last over went for just five and LSG won the match to climb to the third place and take a giant stride towards ensuring playoff qualification.

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In between the injury setbacks and the not-so-ideal return to IPL, Mohsin Khan was also battling a personal issue. His father was admitted to the ICU for the last 10 days and was only discharged on Monday, a day before he produced a match-winning last over.

During the post-match presentation, Mohsin Khan 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.”

When asked about the deep breaths he was taking in between deliveries in the last over, the Uttar Pradesh cricketer said he was calming himself down.

Elaborating the same, Mohsin Khan said, “The run-up is the same, did not change it in the last over. I was trying to calm myself down, not look at the scoreboard and bowl the 6 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.”

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Talking about his plan in the final over, Mohsin Khan said: “The plan was to execute what I did in practice. Even Krunal was talking to me and I told him the same. Mohsin also thanked the LSG support staff for backing him during his tough phase. “I’m grateful to the team and the support staff, Gautam (Gambhir) sir, Vijay (Dahiya) sir for playing me this game even though I did not do well in the last game.”