Tushar Deshpande was vehemently trolled after a forgettable outing in the IPL opener where he had a poor outing against the Gujarat Titans. The netizens ensured that every ball that he bowled badly was coming back to him like sharp knives. The first match saw him registering figures of 0 for 51 from his quota of 4 overs.
In the second match, he was slightly better as he bagged a couple of wickets for 45 runs that he conceded. Things went slightly out of control for the young man as he bowled a lot of extras in the second game for CSK infuriated their captain, MS Dhoni who later would go on to say that he would drop captaincy if his bowlers would not learn their line and lengths.
Here is a glance at Tushar Deshpande’s magical figures against MI
However, it was against the Mumbai Indians that Tushar Deshpande would find his footing, smoking in hot with his extraordinary pace and eventually registering his best figures of IPL 2023, bagging 2 for 31 in that all-important fixture.
However, the big factor of the game was that he bagged the big fish, Rohit Sharma and that too with an absolute stunner that forced the Mumbai Indians captain to take a long look at what happened out in the centre as he was flummoxed.
This is what the young quick had to say about the icons of the sport
Not only did he bag Rohit Sharma but he also claimed the all-important wicket of Tim David that left Mumbai reeling in agony. There was some clinical bowling display from the young man that made netizens retract their statements.
However, there was a rumour that did the rounds where Tushar Deshpande was apparently hard saying that taking Rohit Sharma’s wicket was no big deal. Apparently, he drew a comparison between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
Things started heating up really soon. But then the man himself took to his social media and gave out a clear-cut statement that whatever is being spread is nothing more than a rumour. He urged the fans to try and avert the fakes news as it dampens his reputation.