Mohammed Shami had a fantastic start to his IPL career with Gujarat Titans, as the experienced Indian paceman thrashed the top order of the Lucknow SuperGiants in their opening encounter of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Hardik Pandya’s choice to bowl first was validated as Shami came out firing in his first stint, dismissing LSG captain KL Rahul with his first delivery.

Shami managed to get an outside edge, which wicketkeeper Matthew Wade caught. Because the umpire did not agree with the appeal, Pandya was compelled to use the DRS. Rahul’s stay came to an end when the “Ultra Edge” revealed a visible edge.Shami wasn’t finished, either, as he returned for his second over and clean bowled Quinton de Kock with a beauty of a delivery.

Varun Aaron sent back Evin Lewis, putting the Lucknow squad in difficulty. Shami aggravated the situation for the newcomer by clean bowling Manish Pandey with yet another fantastic delivery.

In what has been a dismal start to their IPL career, Shami’s scorching performance left LSG four wickets behind inside the powerplay.

Shami has been in outstanding form in the IPL over the last two seasons, leading his previous side Punjab Kings by a country mile in terms of wickets taken.