The match no. 12 in IPL 2021 turned back the clock for fans as Chennai Super Kings, just like the old times, produced an absolute masterclass performance to hand Rajasthan Royals a thumping 45-run defeat.
After being asked to bat first, the Yellow Army played some aggressive cricket right from the beginning as Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali went after the bowlers. Late cameos from Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo guided CSK’s total to 188/9 in 20 overs. It was the youngster Chetan Sakariya (3/36) who starred with the ball for Rajasthan Royals.
In reply, the Men in Pink were once cruising towards the target with Jos Buttler (49 off 35) playing an explosive knock at the top. However, things turned upside down for RR as they surrendered against the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja (2/28) and Moeen Ali (3/7). The epic collapse from 85/3 to 95/7 completely changed the whole dynamics of the contest as CSK registered a comprehensive win on Tuesday.
As Thala’s side produced an outstanding performance, the Twitterati were also in full form as they came up with some hilarious memes to troll Rajasthan Royals, who suffered their second defeat of the season. From Unadkat’s expensive spell to a dramatic collapse later, the netizens fired some hilarious memes on the RR side left, right and centre.
Here are some of the best tweets:
Faf du Plessis was certainly in some mood
ABD scoring Runs in last match and expressing his wish to return from Retirement 🔥
— Anubhav Singh (@Anubhav14185445) April 19, 2021
Tough outing for Unadkat
— Vibhore #RajasthanRoyals (@itsvibhore2703) April 19, 2021
Gaikwad’s struggle in IPL 2021 continues
— SAHIL (@o_sahil03) April 19, 2021
Morris will always be under the radar
Morris : Yes i got out on a duck but i took 2 wickets today
— Nidhi Surana (@Nids_surana) April 19, 2021
Horrific batting display to say the least
— Ujjal Choudhury 🏏 (@UjjalChoudhur20) April 19, 2021
Good deal for both teams
— மகிழ்ச்சி 😎 (@Satu_paiyan) April 19, 2021
Thala gets going in IPL 2021
— 📿 रोहन,,IPL,फिक्सर🚩 (@RnSRKsRiderr07) April 19, 2021
What a fantastic fielding display by both all-rounders!
Parag 🤝🏽 Jadeja to every other ball today pic.twitter.com/iSN9DVpHGo
— Jason Roy ki diwani 🇮🇳 – Zoya Factor (@suggalaLikhitha) April 19, 2021
Two points on offer
— Abhimanyu Kulkarni (@abhi_kulkarni85) April 19, 2021
The Jadeja show in Mumbai
— Kushalgketkar🇮🇳 (@kushalgketkar) April 19, 2021
CSK critics, all good?
— Yash Modi (@the_unfunnyguy_) April 19, 2021