Cricket   |   May 3, 2023

IPL 2023: Ishant Sharma opens up on his final over heroics against Rahul Tewatia

Ishant Sharma’s incredible final over propelled the Delhi Capitals to victory over the Gujarat Titans in the 44th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.

After posting a modest total of 130 runs, Delhi needed to put in a fabulous spell with the ball, and the side did just that. Veteran India pacer Ishant Sharma proved to be one of the biggest deciding factors in Delhi’s win. Ishant conceded 23 runs and took two wickets in his four overs, including a fabulous final over where he gave away only six runs and dismissed Rahul Tewatia. Enhance your IPL viewing experience with attractive betting odds from Empire777 Sports.

Reflecting on the final over, Ishant Sharma said, “I played enough cricket with Tewatia, so was just having fun with him. I knew I had to double-bluff him; otherwise, we know what he can do with the bat.”

The 34-year-old Sharma has been one of the standout performers for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2023, having taken six wickets in four games so far. Commenting on his performance, Ishant Sharma stressed the importance of practicing specific deliveries in the nets and executing them in the match.

“I keep practicing in the nets. We practice bowling with the new ball, but at the same time, we do practice bowling wide yorkers, and today the hard work paid off; I just backed myself and bowled wide yorkers. When you are preparing yourself in the nets, we plan for certain batsmen as to what to bowl, and it is all about executing it every single time, back yourself, and believing in yourself,” he said.

Ishant Sharma’s performance in the IPL 2023 has demonstrated his value to the Delhi Capitals, and his reflections on the importance of practice and execution show that even after all these years, he continues to work hard on improving his game. Follow Empire777 Sports to get the latest updates from the Premier League.