Sunil Gavaskar Makes 'Purple Cap' Gaffe. GT Star's Response Is Priceless
Sunil Gavaskar got confused between Mohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami just as he was about to hand over the Purple Cap.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was involved in a rather hilarious incident with Gujarat Titans pacers Mohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami, following the game against the Lucknow Super Giants on Sunday. As GT beat LSG by 56 runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Shami regained the Purple Cap. During the post-match presentation ceremony, Mohit was supposed to hand the Purple Cap to Shami. However, before he could do so, Gavaskar got confused about who had the honour among the two in-form LSG pacers.
Gavaskar mistakenly congratulated Mohit instead of Shami.
"Many congratulations Mohit for holding the Purple Cap, you're getting it from Shami," Gavaskar said during the post-match presentation ceremony.
However, Mohit was quick to correct the 72-year-old that the Purple Cap belonged to Shami, not him.
"Thanks a lot sir, but I'm giving it to Shami, I don't have the Purple Cap (laughs).
Sunil Gavaskar - many congratulations Mohit for holding the Purple Cap, you're getting it from Shami.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 7, 2023
Mohit Sharma - thanks alot sir, but I'm giving it to Shami, I don't have the Purple Cap (laughs). pic.twitter.com/kYnPXOFAXR
Hardik Pandya got the better of his big brother Krunal as GT thrashed LSG by 56 runs in Ahmedabad.
In the first ever IPL match with two teams captained by brothers, Hardik and Krunal joked and hugged at the start but things turned serious when a destructive opening stand of 142 between Wriddhiman Saha (81) and Shubman Gill (94 not out) powered Gujarat to their highest ever IPL total of 227-2.
Mohit, who returned figures of 4-29, has bagged 12 wickets in eight matches so far.
Shami, on the other hand, leads the chart with 19 scalps in 11 outings.
(With AFP Inputs)