Match number 24 of the Indian Premier League saw Mumbai Indians come back to winning ways with a dominating 7-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. A change in venue meant a change in fortunes for the defending champions, not so much for the Men in Pink though. The result has implied that Mumbai are gradually finding their mojo back in the tournament and others need not take them lightly this season as they are on the verge of doing something unprecedented- achieving a hat-trick of titles.
After winning the toss, skipper Rohit Sharma decided to bowl first and at one stage it looked like Rajasthan might just bat out their opposition, especially the way Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal started. However, that wasn’t to be and Mumbai bowlers found a way to come back into the match. Eventually, Rajasthan scored 171/4. In response, Mumbai Indians lost Rohit early but a much welcome to form for Quinton de Kock and a great little knock from Krunal Pandya sealed the match in Mumbai’s favour.
De Kock hit 6 fours and 2 sixes during the course of his unbeaten innings while Krunal hit 2 fours and as many biggies. And as Kieron Pollard too joined the party towards the end, it was fair to say that the mighty Mumbai had well and truly arrived. Following the display of their brute force, reactions have been pouring in from all corners on social media.
Check out some of the rib-tickling tweets:
— Lucky Kumar (@LuckyKu72242626) April 29, 2021
MUMBAI INDIANS Wins the Match by chasing it easily
What a come back by MUMBAI INDIANS
DE COCK AND KRUNAL SMASHES RR BOWLERS
POLLARD WHAT A MAN
FOUR COMES FROM HIS HELMET pic.twitter.com/jccDrf1Igq
— DR.J.SAMPATH RAJ (@sampathraj_j) April 29, 2021
Two minutes silence for #MI haters😷
— 𝑀𝓇..🅂🄾🅄🄽💥(𝓡𝓸𝓱𝓲𝓽 𝓯𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻) (@Mr_Exotic_) April 29, 2021
— mood swinger (@modati_adhyayam) April 29, 2021
— Vaughan Fielding Academy 👏🏏 (@mihir_sd215) April 29, 2021
— REHAN ALI (@rehanali0546) April 29, 2021
*Death over exists
Le Jasprit Bumrah : pic.twitter.com/AM9CgXDhWX
— Anilesh (@sarcasticansh1) April 29, 2021
— Sarcasm On Peak⚡ (@Ayaz13X) April 29, 2021
— पंडित जी ❣️Mi❣️ Rohit Sharma stan 🥰 (@Shivholicabhi) April 29, 2021