Mohsin Khan: My father was in the ICU, I was playing for him

Mohsin Khan: My father was in the ICU, I was playing for him

Lucknow Super Giants fast bowler Mohsin Khan dedicated his winning performance against the Mumbai Indians to his father, who was in hospital until a day before Tuesday’s game.

“Unfortunately, my father was in hospital, in ICU, he was released yesterday, so I was playing the match for him,” Mohsin said after successfully defending 11 in the chase final. “He was probably watching the game on TV. So he was playing for him. He was in the UCI for the last ten days. He must be very happy.”

While speaking to the announcer at the end of the game, Mohsin also reflected on his tough 12 months. After taking 14 wickets in nine matches at an economy of 5.97 in his first IPL season in 2022, Mohsin suffered a serious shoulder injury and did not play any competitive cricket for a whole year.

He was unfit for the first half of IPL 2023, and the game against Mumbai was only the second time he had bowled this season, after going 1-for-42 figures in three overs against Titans.

“I’m playing after a year. I got injured in the middle, it was a difficult time for me,” Mohsin said. “The way I bowled last year, today I feel like I bowled like that, so I’m very happy.”

Mohsin conceded 21 in his first two overs to the wicket of Nehal Wadhera and was tasked with bowling the final over, to Tim David and Cameron Green. Using a combination of slower balls and yorkers, Mohsin allowed just five runs to earn LSG two crucial points that moved them to No. 3 in the points standings.

“I was just trying to do what I do in practice. That’s my strength. I just followed that,” Mohsin said. “Krunal” [Pandya] bhai He also came and asked me what I was going to do. I told, ‘BrotherI’ll do what I’ve been doing so far.’

“I was just trying to stay calm and not look at the scorecard. I just thought I just have to bowl six balls. I wasn’t looking at the runs, whether they need 10 or 11 runs. I was just thinking I have to bowl six balls. hello good.

“Because the wicket was gripping I thought I would bowl slower balls. I beat the batsman with the first two balls. I was just trying to change that with the yorkers. It was reversed a bit too.”