Drama, Drama, Drama! IPL 2021 never shies away from surprising the fans and something very similar was on display during the Qualifier 2 clash between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah. After restricting DC to 135/5 in 20 overs, the Men in Purple were cruising towards a big win on the back of some brilliant batting by Venkatesh Iyer (55 off 41) and Shubman Gill (46 off 46).
However, just like always, the game of cricket just does not disappoint to amaze us as things turned dramatically in the final stages of the contest. With 11 runs required off the last 3 overs, Kagiso Rabada bowled a sensational over where he conceded only 1 run while taking a wicket. Anrich Nortje then followed it up by bowling a 3-run over, bringing the equation down to 7 runs needed in the 20th over.
Ravichandran Ashwin then bowled out of his skin to take two back-to-back wickets on the 3rd and 4th delivery of the final over to put KKR in a spot of bother. From nowhere, the batting side needed 6 runs off 2 balls but this is when Rahul Tripathi stepped up and smashed a huge six, taking his side through to the finals of IPL 2021.
Twitterati react on KKR’s thrilling win
On a day when it looked like a rather one-sided contest, the netizens were thrilled as they were treated to some incredible drama towards the end. While fans hailed Rahul Tripathi to reflect the contrasting emotions on 19.4 and 19.5, Twitterati also did not miss the opportunity to troll Eoin Morgan who once again failed with the bat.
As KKR set up the final meeting with CSK, people also reacted on Delhi Capitals’ elimination from the tournament as Rishabh Pant’s side once again failed to cross the line despite being one of the most impressive sides in the tournament.
Check out the best reactions:
— Wxyzeeshan (@zeeshansari14) October 13, 2021
— Abhishek Chaube (@abhi_ch26) October 13, 2021
Rahul Tripathi to teammates:- pic.twitter.com/REwtBxTTRN
— ganessh (@ganessh_) October 13, 2021
19.4 19.5 pic.twitter.com/UmOQOPAqd1
— ANKIT (@VintageSRKian) October 13, 2021
— Sourav Das (@sourav_das7) October 13, 2021
— Patel (@Patelshyd) October 13, 2021
— Radhika Bajaj (@radhika_bajaj) October 13, 2021
— HarAnuragBasuNahiHota (@Anu_rag_Singh_) October 13, 2021