After a few low-scoring thrillers in last few days, the first double-header of the season produced two high-scoring contests for the fans on Sunday. While KKR failed to chase the mammoth target against RCB, Delhi Capitals were certainly not in any mood to lose back-to-back games. Rishabh Pant’s side produced an emphatic performance with the bat as they hunted down the 196-run target in only 18.2 overs, with 6 wickets remaining.
To begin the proceedings at Wankhede, it was a special batting performance from KL Rahul (61 off 51) and Mayank Agarwal (69 off 36) to set up a solid platform. They completely dominated the star overseas bowling line-up of Delhi Capitals, with Kagiso Rabada (1/43) and Chris Woakes (1/42) leaking a lot of runs.
In reply, it was the Gabbar show in Mumbai as Shikhar Dhawan went on to play a mesmerizing knock of 92 runs off 49 deliveries. Surprisingly, Mohammed Shami (0/53) had a rare bad outing as he looked completely clueless against the Delhi batting.
While it wasn’t a great day for Punjab Kings, especially with Maxwell also scoring runs in the first match, it was kind of a perfect day for the netizens who did not miss any opportunity to roll-out some hilarious and rib-tickling memes on this contest.
Check out some of the best tweets here:
Brilliant 122-run opening partnership
— 𝐒𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐧 𝐊𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐡𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐫™ 2 (@Sovan_2001) April 18, 2021
Orange cap race between old teammates
— Civil_engyneer07 (@SamCurranFC07) April 18, 2021
Wait for Gayle storm continues
— 마륵 타망🍁🍁 (@_Marktamang) April 18, 2021
Nicholas Pooran finally gets off the mark
— Robisixtree (@RSixtree) April 18, 2021
Not a great DC debut for Smith
* Smith was sold on his base price*
— Prince Pandey🍁🦜 (@princepandey_) April 18, 2021
DC coaches don’t appreciate dropped catches
— Ananth L Upadhyaya (@iAnanthUpadhya) April 18, 2021
Gabbar was everywhere tonight
— Vikas Shukla (@VikasMic) April 18, 2021
20 runs off Shami’s over sealed the match for DC
— harjot arora (@harjot88) April 18, 2021
Another disappointing day for PBKS fans
— Ujala Arora (@WhereIsMy_Food) April 18, 2021
New season, same old bowling woes
— Tusarcasm (@tusarcasm) April 18, 2021
Some fans have their own style of dealing with the loss
— Vaibhav (@vrushv14) April 18, 2021