The debutants Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans played their first match of the Indian Premier League IPL 2022 season. With his brilliance, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami stole the show. The Indian seamer’s performance hailed praise from the entire cricketing globe.
Kendra Lust, an adult film star, also praised Mohammed Shami. He delivered an outstanding effort against the Lucknow Super Giants in the franchise’s IPL 2022 debut. Kendra’s remark took many users and fans by surprise. During Kendra’s happy tweet for the veteran Indian pacer following the IPL match, others even uploaded a few jokes.
Pacer Mohammed Shami delivered a ferocious first over before Rahul Tewatia hit an unbeaten 40. In their first IPL encounter, Gujarat Titans defeated Lucknow Super Giants by a margin of five wickets. Gujarat Titans trounced Lucknow Super Giants to kick off their IPL campaign on a high note.
Shami (3/25) bowled a ferocious first-innings spell to knock the wind out of the Super Giants’ top order. Following that, Deepak Hooda (55 off 41 balls) and Ayush Badoni (54 off 41 balls) both hit fifty. Chasing 159 for victory, Rahul Tewatia (40*) and Abhinav Manohar (15*) kept their nerves. They guided Gujarat to victory with two balls to spare.
Earlier in the powerplay, pacer Dushmantha Chameera dismissed Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar. Gujarat Titans were reeling at 44 for two after the first six overs at Wankhede Stadium. After his team lost two early wickets in the chase, skipper Hardik Pandya joined Matthew Wade. Hardik and Wade added a 50-point partnership before dying in rapid succession. Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni performed a rescue act for Lucknow, adding a 50-run stand.
Shami’s Fiery Performance
Shami was on fire with the new ball, taking wickets of KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, and Manish Pandey. Shami captivated the audience with his ‘Test match’ line and length, which plagued the Lucknow hitters. The seasoned runner received compliments from commentators, teammates, and fans alike.
“Absolutely wonderful performance by @mdshami11” Kendra wrote in her tweet.
Shami truly deserved the man of the match title after taking 3 for 25 in 4 overs. When asked about his individual performance, the senior Indian bowler stated that his goal was to bowl a Test match line. He planned to give the batters little space.
“I was well warmed up. It was critical to get off to a solid start in the first match, so I attempted to bowl a Test-match line and length here. When the ball comes out of your hand in this manner. I’ve put in a lot of effort to get this seam position just right. People claim it was given to them by God, but this is not the case. I aim to come around the wicket and make that angle to a leftie because it’s the most difficult thing for them. Hardik asked whether I wanted my fourth consecutive over, but I advised him to hold off, ” Shami stated.