Mohit Sharma was considered one of the smartest bowlers in the game. His ability to read the game and outsmart the batsmen in crucial junctures was one of his biggest strengths. He has played 86 games in the Indian Premier League wherein he has taken 92 wickets to his name.
He won the Purple Cap award for finishing the IPL 2014 season as the leading wicket-taker. Mohit Sharma won the award when he played for Chennai Super Kings where he took 23 wickets in 16 games. The right-arm fast bowler registered at the IPL 2022 mega auction for a base price of Rs 50 lakh.
Surprisingly, no franchise showed any interest to sign the experienced pacer. In the end, he went unsold at the auction. The seamer who had a dream run during the heydays of his IPL career has now been roped in by Gujarat Titans as a net bowler.
Gujarat Titans rope in Mohit Sharma as a net bowler
Mohit Sharma will serve as a net bowler for the new franchise, Gujarat Titans in the next season. Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans have already kick-started their ideal preparations for the new season. They will play their first game of the upcoming season against fellow debutants Lucknow Super Giants at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 28.
Apart from signing Mohit Sharma, Gujarat Titans have signed Barinder Sran and Lukman Meriwala as net bowlers for the IPL 2022 season. Mohit Sharma has represented Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Delhi Capitals in the IPL so far.
For the unversed, Mohit Sharma also represented the Indian national cricket team in the ICC World Cup 2015 in Bangladesh and New Zealand followed by the ICC T20 World Cup 2014 in Sri Lanka.