IPL Final: “Matheesha Pathirana Excelled & Improved As The Tournament Unfolded” – Tom Moody Lavishes Praise On CSK’s Lethal Pacer

Matheesha Pathirana

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023 final. CSK’s rising leader Matheesha Pathirana was brought to the cleanup against GT when he conceded 44 runs in his 4 over spell and took 2 wickets. Matheesha Pathirana in the last over of the match he took 2 key wickets from B Sai Sudharsan and Rashid Khan as another cap or two would have made the difference in the end for GT.

It was a collective effort from the CSK batsmen as chasing down 171 runs is never easy, regardless of the surface and especially against the likes of Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma and the spinning duo of Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad.

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CSK’s batsmen took calculated risks as stylish left-handed batsman Devon Conway played a spectacular 47-run hit from 25 balls and hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. We must not forget the joyous cameo from Ambati Rayudu who scored 19 runs off 8 balls and faced off against Mohit Sharma which changed the tone of the match.

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CSK made a statement that they may be a team full of veteran hitters (*Dad’s Army), but they have invaluable experience that is enough to get them through the opposition on any given day.

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GT fans would be crestfallen as they were in control of the match but in the end, it was the brilliance of Ravindra Jadeja that shattered GT’s dream of winning back-to-back tokens in IPL.

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Matheesha Pathirana has been the most impressive artist – Tom Moody

Tom Moody was having an interaction with ESPNcricinfo. Tom Moddy praised rising CSK leader Matheesha Pathirana, noting that bowling 4 overs in the back of innings is never easy. Tom Moody said MS Dhoni handled Matheesha Pathirana smartly.

“From an outstanding bowler, it has to be Pathirana [most impressive performer]. He excelled and got better as the tournament went on. He was given a specific role to play after tenth, which is a big responsibility when you still have four to play.” Tom Moody said.

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“MS Dhoni had great faith in his capabilities and managed to perform most of the time and deliver under pressure.” added.

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