In the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) squared off in game 17. The game was incredibly thrilling, and the outcome was not known until all 40 overs had been played.
The final ball of the game decided the outcome, and MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings lost by 3 runs. There were many individuals who contributed to Rajasthan’s triumph under Sanju Samson, but in the last over, a bowler who was not purchased by any club during the IPL auction passed the boat of the team that was caught in the middle.
Sandeep Sharma, who had 21 runs to contain, was given the ball by Captain Sanju Samson in the last over. MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja were both there at the crease, able to pursue the goal, and appeared to be in great shape. Additionally, everyone was thinking about Rinku Singh’s five sixes that he struck three days prior to give KKR a convincing victory. It was obvious from the manner Sandeep began the over that he is under pressure. But he also had experience from more than 100 IPL games, which he highlighted in this over.
After Sandeep Sharma gave up 14 runs in the first three deliveries, the game appeared to be losing steam. After Sandeep Sharma gave up 14 runs in the first three deliveries, Rajasthan appeared to be losing the game. He erred in the direction and delivered two wide balls in the first three balls. But following his comeback on the final three balls, everyone started to believe in him.
After hitting two sixes in this over, CSK needed 7 runs from the final 3 balls to win. MS Dhoni was on strike. The fourth ball signaled the beginning of Sandeep’s performance. One run was all he allowed on the fourth ball. He then struck such a yorker on the fifth and sixth deliveries that neither Jadeja nor Dhoni could play huge strokes on the ball. Sandeep Sharma helped his side win this game by 3 runs in this manner.
Sandeep Sharma was signed by Rajasthan Royals for his base salary of 50 lakhs before to the start of the competition. The franchise gave him a spot on the roster in place of the injured Krishna. With more than 100 wickets in ten IPL seasons, Sandeep is among the most seasoned bowlers in the competition. In 2013, he made his Punjab Kings debut. He later played for Sunrisers Hyderabad as well.
Sandeep has 106 IPL victories and 116 wickets. In the December mini-auction for the IPL 2023, he went unsold. However, he has now demonstrated his stature. In T20 cricket, he also made his international debut in 2015. While participating in two T20 Internationals for India, he only managed to grab one wicket. He played against Zimbabwe in his first international match in July 2015.