Trolls of the Day: Fans troll Mumbai Indians for another poor batting display as KL Rahul’s side end their three-match losing streak

From Quinton de Kock to Krunal Pandya, quite a few MI players came under the radar of Twitterati on Friday.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 23 April 2021 11:53 pm

Punjab Kings got their IPL 2021 campaign back on track and they did it in some style. KL Rahul's side completely outplayed the defending champions and handed Mumbai Indians a thumping 9-wicket defeat on a difficult-looking wicket in Chennai.

After losing the toss, MI came out to bat and had a disastrous start. While Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan had another disappointing outing, Hitman also survived a few scares. However, Rohit Sharma (63 off 52) got back his rhythm and stitched a solid partnership with Suryakumar Yadav (33 off 27). However, Ravi Bishnoi (2/21) and Mohammed Shami (2/21) pulled things back from Punjab Kings as they restricted their opponents to a modest total of 131/6 in 20 overs.

In reply, Mayank Agarwal (25 off 20) got his side to a steady start before losing his wicket to impressive Rahul Chahar. While the Mumbai spinners did stop the flow of runs in the middle-overs, KL Rahul (60* off 52) and Chris Gayle (43* off 35) fought valiantly under difficult conditions and showed some brilliant application with the bat. The experienced duo stayed till the end and helped Punjab cross the line in only 17.4 overs.

While every defeat is a shocker for 5-time champions, the fans of other teams were actually very pleased as they came up with some hilarious memes on Mumbai Indians. From Quinton de Kock to Krunal Pandya, quite a few MI players came under the radar of Twitterati on Friday.

Here are the best tweets:

De Kock's poor IPL 2021 continues

Time to get Lynn back?

MI skipper had a few early scares

Hitman was the lone warrior

Ishan is having a difficult season

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Bowlers can't cover up every game

Quite surprising to see MI struggling with batting

Below-par total for a T20 match

Not a great outing for Krunal

What an emphatic win for Punjab

3-match losing streak finally ends

Missing the home ground?

Lot has changed in the last one year

Tough day for MI fans

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