IPL 2023
Rohit Sharma Takes A Dig At Shikhar During The Toss In Mohali
By CricShots - May 3, 2023 9:30 pm
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Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Mumbai Indians (MI) skippers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are up against each other in the 46th match of the IPL 2023 season at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The visitors won the toss and decided to bowl first on a pitch that is known for assisting the batter more often than not.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan

As of writing, Punjab Kings have managed to reach a huge score of 214 runs on the board for a loss of 3 wickets at the end of the powerplay and will be looking to win and defend the score continue to continue the momentum from this point in the game.

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During the toss, Rohit Sharma also discussed the importance of winning the game and keeping the momentum. Rohit Sharma also had some fun poking Shikhar Dhawan as he said the reason he decided to bowl first was that the Punjab Kings skipper wanted to do the same. 

 

Rohit Sharma explained, “I asked Shikhar Dhawan what to do. He said bowl first, so we will bowl first. It’s a good pitch, we have chased down targets pretty well, so will stick to our strengths. You always want to have a score in front of you on such pitches.”

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He further added, “It’s important to keep the balance, we have played enough IPL games, things can change quickly. You can see how tight the table is. It’s important to focus on what we can do as a team. It’s all about coming fresh into the game and try to execute your plans. We have one change, Merdith is injured. Akash Madwal is in.”

While the toss was all fun, both teams will be eyeing the win in this fixture to improve their chances of making it into the playoffs.