Punjab Kings who defeated Mumbai Indians in a thrilling encounter after Arshdeep Singh’s deadly heroics in the final over, later engaged in a funny Twitter banter with Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians lost in the final over to Punjab Kings by a minimal margin of 13 runs, and the latter were later seen engaging in a war of words on Twitter with Mumbai Police. In a thrilling encounter between both the teams, Arshdeep Singh’s heroic deeds of breaking the middle stump twice became the highlight of the match.
Punjab’s pacer Arshdeep Singh broke the middle stump twice to get two Mumbai Indians batters, and Mumbai Police to it got involved after this. The Mumbai Police said that action will be taken on breaking the law instead. Following their 13-run victory against the hosts of the match, Punjab Kings’ Twitter handle said that it wanted to report a crime on the account of the middle stump breaking in half. It read, “Hey @MumbaiPolice, we'd like to report a crime. 👀”
However, taking a jibe at the Punjab Kings, Mumbai Police said, “Action is most likely to be taken on breaking the law, not stumps!”
Notably, Sam Curran was awarded the Player of the Match award for his 29-ball 55. However, the Punjab Kings captain said that Arshdeep Singh deserves the award for his figures 4-0-29-4. In a post-match presentation, he said, "Yes, pretty special. An amazing ground and the atmosphere is incredible. MI are a tough team. To win here and defend a total was great for us. I don't deserve the POTM, Arshdeep does. But I did my bit and took responsibility.
With their defeat against the Curran-led squad, MI have broken their three-match winning streak, and they have also lost their second home game this season.