Speedster Mohammed Shami was at his level best in the inaugural match of Gujarat Titans (GT) against another debutant Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Monday. Shami destroyed the top-order of Super Giants and gave Gujarat a perfect start to their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 campaign.

Although Shami wasn’t the only major highlight for the Hardik Pandya-led side, there was another moment that captured a lot of attention featuring young superstar Shubman Gill. The 22-year-old exhibited acrobatic skills to take a stunning catch in the game.

It all happened during the fourth over of Lucknow’s innings bowled by pacer Varun Aaron. The right-armer delivered a short outside off ball to Evin Lewis. The batter rocked back and pulled it towards the deep mid-wicket region.

However, due to lack of timing, the white leather went miles in the air, and Gill ran back from the mid-wicket position, kept his eyes on the ball, and took the catch over his shoulders, reminding many fans of the unforgettable catch taken by the legendary Kapil Dev in the 1983 World Cup Final.

Here is the video:

What a catch by Shubman Gill 😍 pic.twitter.com/n72VqMWZc5

— Ritesh Madane (@MadaneRitesh) March 28, 2022

In the match, after losing four wickets for 29 runs, the KL Rahul-led Lucknow bounced back and ended up scoring 158/6 in 20 overs, thanks to stunning half-centuries by Deepak Hooda and debutant Ayush Badoni. While Hooda smashed 55 off 41 balls (6 fours and 2 sixes), Badani impressed one and all with 54 off 41 deliveries ( 4 four and 3 sixes).

In response, the match went down to the wire, where Gujarat eventually won the contest by five wickets and with only two balls to spare. Rahul Tewatia was the chief architect behind the successful chase, scoring an unbeaten 40 from just 24 balls, with the help of seven boundaries, including a couple of sixes.

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