Just like the previous edition, the Gujarat Titans had another epic IPL season this year as they finished on top in the league stage and also reached the finals. But after coming so close to winning their second title, they got defeated by the Chennai Super Kings. The match was very close until the very end, as CSK required 10 runs off 2 balls. The last over was bowled by Mohit Sharma, and the first four balls were very perfectly bowled by him and didn’t give any boundaries to the opposition.
Nehra conveyed his instructions
Mohit was doing his job perfectly as he nailed four yorkers, but when Jayant Yadav came to the field with a drink for Mohit, he conveyed the instructions to Mohit given by Head Coach Ashish Nehra, which had the opposite effect on the outcome because Mohit missed his mark and Jadeja hit a six and four on the next two balls and won the final for CSK, while on the other side, GT’s dreams were shattered.
The tactic used by Nehra was questioned
Many people, including Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, and Kevin Pietersen, questioned the tactic used by Nehra because it interrupted Mohit Sharma’s momentum. They were seen talking in the commentary box about how the bowler should have been left in his own zone and not disturbed.
After the match, Gavaskar said that for some strange reason water was sent to him, and then Hardik came and spoke with him. When the bowler is in rhythm and mentally there, no one should say anything to him because it is not a good idea to talk to him. He was focused until then, and after that, he got runs.
Warner called Nehra “a soccer coach”
This was not the first time Nehra was seen influencing matters on the field from outside. The entire season, he kept suggesting field changes to the skipper. In 2022, when Gujarat Titans won the title, Nehra was their head coach at that time too, and he also said that “I am not a super coach, just an ordinary person. Every coach works hard and gets results.
Nehra has a unique style that is different from other coaches , unlike other coaches who do not try to influence their captains and sit as spectators in the dugout, Nehra is constantly seen chatting with the captain. Once, even David Warner said that Nehra is like a soccer coach, walking and doing things. This is new coaching, and this is innovation.