IPL 2023 has come to an end with Chennai Super Kings winning the title for the fifth time. This time 10 players from Haryana were bought by eight different franchise teams. Among them, Ballabhgarh's fast bowler Mohit Sharma and regular member of the Indian team, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, dominated on the strength of their brilliant performance. Apart from this, young players Vaibhav Arora, Raghav Goyal, and Mohit Rathi also tried to leave their mark. Although Nishant Sidhu did not get the opportunity to play, he has shown that he is a long racehorse if given a chance.
Mohit's brothers Amit and Nitin said that Mohit Sharma, playing for the runner-up team Gujarat Titans, proved to be an important link in the journey to reach the final. He played his last IPL match in 2020 before this season. On the other hand, Aniket, his struggle time partner and practicing at Bhupani-based Vijay Yadav Cricket Academy, said that comeback man Mohit performed brilliantly by taking five wickets against Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier-2 match.
Mohit bowled his last two overs in the final against Chennai Super Kings. Mohit, who dismissed Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the first ball after Ambati Rayudu, also caught the attention of the selectors. The performance of Yorker bowling in the last over was also commendable.
Mohit Sharma: The right-arm fast bowler from Ballabhgarh was bought by Gujarat Titans this time for Rs 50 lakh. Earlier he used to play for Chennai Super Kings. Taking 27 wickets in 14 matches at an economy rate of 8.17, Mohit fell just one wicket short of wearing the purple cap this time. Mohammed Shami of Gujarat Titans snatched this opportunity from him by taking 28 wickets. Mohit also took four wickets twice and five wickets once. Five wickets for 10 runs was his best performance.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The leg-spinner from Jind was bought by Rajasthan Royals this time for Rs 6.5 crore. Earlier he used to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Yuzvendra took 21 wickets for 432 runs in 14 matches of IPL this time. His economy rate was 8.18. He played a key role in the team's victory by taking four wickets thrice. Four wickets for 17 runs was his best performance. Yuzvendra finished fifth in terms of taking the most wickets.
Navdeep Saini: The fast bowler from Karnal was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.6 crore. Earlier he used to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore. This time he could play in only two matches in IPL. In this, he took three wickets for 74 runs at an average of 24.67. Navdeep's economy rate was 12.33. Against Punjab Kings, he did his best by taking 3 for 40.
Shahbaz Ahmed: This all-rounder from Mewat, who performed better with the ball than with the bat, was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore this time for Rs 2.4 crore. Earlier also he used to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore. This time he bowled in 10 matches but managed to get only one wicket for 95 runs. His economy rate was 13.57. He also got a chance to bat in two matches. Total scored 42 runs. His highest score was 20 not out in this.
Deepak Hooda: The Rohtak-based batsman was bought by Lucknow Giants this time for Rs 5.75 crore. Earlier he used to play for Rajasthan Royals. In 12 matches, he scored a total of 84 runs at an average of 7.64. His highest score was 17.
Rahul Tewatia: The middle-order batsman from Faridabad was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs 9 crore. Earlier he used to play for Rajasthan Royals. In 17 matches, Rahul was able to score only 87 runs at an average of 21.75. His highest score was 20 runs.
Mohit Rathi: The 24-year-old all-rounder from Rohtak was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 20 lakh. This time got a chance to play in a match. Scored one run and bowled two overs.
Raghav Goyal: Hailing from Panipat, this player has taken training from Vijay Academy, Faridabad. Mumbai Indians bought this spinner at a base price of Rs 20 lakh. He got an opportunity to play in a match against Chennai Super Kings. In four overs of bowling, Raghav gave 33 runs at an economy rate of 8.25.
Nishant Sidhu: The all-rounder from Rohtak was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 60 lakh. He did not get the opportunity to play a single match this time.
Vaibhav Arora: The 25-year-old Ambala-born player is a right-arm fast bowler. This time Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for Rs 60 lakh. This time he got to play only two matches. In this, bowling a total of five overs, he took two wickets for 54 runs. Got a chance to bat once. Returned unbeaten after scoring two runs in this.