Former cricketer and Rajasthan Royals coach Lasith Malinga is highly impressed with Lucknow Super Giants pacer Mohsin Khan, who pulled off a brilliant win against the Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, May 16 at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow in the 2023 Indian Premier League. He bowled a terrific final over as the Lucknow Super Giants secured a five wins win.
The Lucknow Super Giants managed 177 runs, batting first against the Mumbai Indians. In response, the visitors got off to a flying start. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan put up ninety runs opening stand. However, after Rohit Sharma’s dismissal, the Mumbai Indians got stuck. They failed to get going, losing five wickets. With eleven runs off the final over, Mohsin Khan came in to bowl.
The Lucknow Super Giants pacer showcased his death-bowling brilliance. He conceded just five runs against the likes of Cameron Green and Tim David. Following the match, Lasith Malinga took to social media to hail Mohsin Khan’s performance. He termed the bowlers as “one for the future”. Malinga tweeted,
“I’m impressed by the composure and patience shown by Mohsin Khan in that last over. Not an easy task even for an experienced bowler. Saw some really good performances from him in the last season as well. Definitely a one for the future.”
I’m impressed by the composure and patience shown by Mohsin Khan in that last over. Not an easy task even for an experienced bowler.👏
Saw some really good performances from him in the last season as well.
Definitely a one for the future✌️#LSGvMI #IPL2023
— Lasith Malinga (@malinga_ninety9) May 16, 2023
The mindset was to bowl six good deliveries: Mohsin Khan
Lucknow Super Giants bowler Mohsin Khan opened up about his final over against the Mumbai Indians in the 2023 Indian Premier League. He acknowledged that there was pressure to bowl the final over, but his mindset was to bowl six good deliveries. Mohsin Khan said,
“Obviously there was pressure as I was bowling the last over. But I had a conversation with the captain and he told me to follow what I was doing during practice and I backed it. I wasn’t looking at how many runs they required in the end. My mindset was that I needed to bowl six good deliveries and I was able to do that.”
“I had confidence in my skills and I was backing myself. The ball was reversing a bit as well,” he added.
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