The IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 clash between the Mumbai Indians and the Gujarat Titans witnessed a dramatic turn of events as Cameron Green, the talented Australian all-rounder, displayed immense resilience after suffering a painful forearm injury. On the fifth delivery of the second over, a blistering short ball from Hardik Pandya clocked in at a rapid 146 kmph, aimed towards Green’s body. In an attempt to turn the ball away, Green momentarily lost sight of it and ended up taking a forceful blow to his left forearm. The impact was evident, with Green’s expression reflecting the intense pain he endured.
Green walks out of the field
Physiotherapists promptly rushed onto the field to assess the injury, as Green displayed remarkable determination despite the discomfort. There were visible signs of swelling and bruising on his forearm, causing concern in the Mumbai Indians’ dressing room. However, Green exhibited incredible courage and, after the fall of the third wicket, made a valiant return to the crease, demonstrating his commitment to the team’s cause.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Indians faced further setbacks with the absence of their key player, Ishan Kishan, who had left the field earlier due to an eye injury sustained in a collision with Chris Jordan during the Gujarat Titans’ innings. Kishan’s absence left a void in the batting order, adding to the challenges faced by the Mumbai Indians in their pursuit of the formidable target set by the Gujarat Titans.
Gujarat set a mammoth total
Earlier in the match, the Gujarat Titans had amassed a colossal total of 233/3 in their allotted 20 overs, propelled by a scintillating century from the prolific Shubman Gill. Gill’s breathtaking innings set the stage for an enthralling contest as the Mumbai Indians embarked on their daunting chase.
The Mumbai Indians, facing an uphill battle, would need a collective effort from their remaining batsmen to surmount the formidable target set by the Gujarat Titans and win the game to face CSK in the finale of the tournament.