The fourth match of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw the two new teams in the tournament, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Gujarat Titans (GT), taking on each other at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. And it was a horrible start for KL Rahul-led Lucknow courtesy of some sensational bowling from Shami. They lost their most valuable batter, the captain, on the very first ball of the innings. Then they lost Quinton de Kock in the third over. In the very next over, Lucknow lost Evin Lewis after Shubman Gill took a sensational catch.
In the next over, Shami returned to make matter worse for Lucknow as he removed Manish Pandey with another good delivery. Looking at this shabby performance from the top-order of Lucknow Super Giants, fans started trolling the franchise. “Aapne Logo Ghatiya Banaya Ham Shaant Rahe😒 Aapne Naam Ghatiya Rakha Ham Shaant Rahe😒 Aapne Jersey Ghatiya Chuni Ham Shaant Rahe😒 Magar Performance to Achi Dete Opening Match😡😤 Khushi Hi Chheen Li Aapne toh, Lucknow Walo ka Dil Tod Diya😭,” wrote one user on Twitter.
Meanwhile, some also came up with high praise for Shami for his vicious bowling. A user shared the Will Smith slapping Chris Rock denoting Smith as Shami and Chris as LSG’s top order.
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Magar Performance to Achi Dete Opening Match😡😤
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