At the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Wriddhiman Saha was in excellent form as Gujarat Titans dominated Lucknow Super Giants by 56 runs in Match 51 of the IPL 2023.
With a target of 228 runs, the veteran wicketkeeper-batter helped GT post 227/2 in 20 overs with 81 runs off 43 balls. Together, he and Shubman Gill created a stunning opening partnership.
Shubman Gill batted 51 times for 94 runs in an unbeaten performance. Avesh Khan and Mohsin Khan each claimed a wicket for LSG’s bowling unit.
Was eating my food and needed medicine. Saha explains why he wore his pants backwards during an IPL 2023 game.
Mohit Sharma’s four-wicket haul helped LSG, who were attempting to reach a target of 228 runs, be limited to 171/7 in 20 overs. Quinton de Kock, who was playing for Krunal Pandya’s team, scored 70 runs off of 41 balls.
In the interval before the second innings, a hilarious incident happened. The umpires refused GT’s request to use KS Bharat as the wicketkeeper in place of Saha.
Saha’s trousers were on backwards, so he had to rush to get back to the field. In response to Saha, De Kock, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya couldn’t help but laugh, and it was captured on camera.
Wriddhiman Saha had a funny incident where he had his pants on backwards
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💯-run opening partnership 🤝
Funny changing room incident 😃
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Saha discussed the incident’s cause with Bharat in a conversation that followed the game.
”I informed the umpires that you were having a needling session, but they refused to let me keep it”, Bharat said.
“I was eating when the physio told me I also needed to take my medication”.
I had to quickly put my pants on, so they were on backwards. “You did a fantastic job,” Saha said when I got back after two overs.
The victory allowed GT to keep the top spot in the IPL 2023 Points Table. In 11 games, they have won 16 with eight victories and three losses. They’ll be trying to stay on track and advance to the playoffs.