Last Update: May 29, 2023, 13:33 IST
Shubman Gill and Mohammed Shami were seen in a lighter mood after rain started on Sunday evening in the IPL 2023 final between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings.
In a clip shared on the official Twitter page of IPL, the Indian cricketers can be seen involved in an interesting challenge.
He was trying to catch raindrops during a pre-match training session at the Narendra Modi Stadium. It rained till midnight and the IPL final was moved to reserve day 29 May.
Toss was delayed in Ahmedabad due to bad weather.
According to the scenario, if the rain had stopped by 9:40 pm local time, a complete match would have been played.
The cut-off time for the five-over game was 12:06 local time. But when the scene did not change till 11.02 pm, the organizers decided to use the reserve day.
The match will be played on Monday at the same time (7:30 pm local time).
The announcement further states that fans who have purchased tickets for Sunday’s final can use the same to enter the stadium on Reserve Day.
Both Gill and Shami have been instrumental in GT’s extraordinary journey to the IPL 2023 final.
Gill was at his destructive best in the last game, playing a crucial knock against Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier. After scoring 129 runs in just 60 balls, Gill cemented his place as the leading run-scorer in this IPL, winning the Orange Cap.
In his 16 matches, the Indian opener has so far scored 851 runs, hitting three centuries and four half-centuries.
Shami also impressed in the second qualifier against MI.
The experienced pacer scalped the crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma and Nehal Wadhera, dismissing both the opposition openers early as Mumbai chased down a mammoth target of 234.
Shami has retained the Purple Cap with 28 wickets under his belt. Another bowler from Gujarat, Rashid Khan is following the Indian pacer in the list with 27 wickets.