The last leg of the Indian Premier league 2021 started off with the El Classico of cricket MI vs CSK on Sunday, September 19th. A total of 30 matches are to be played in UAE. The season will end just before the T20 World Cup kicks off in the same region.
MI vs CSK
We all remember what happened when these two teams met in the first leg of the tournament. Kieron Pollard did what he does best. He won the game for his team in a nearly impossible run chase.
However, this time Chennai Super Kings took the revenge from Mumbai Indians by beating them by 20 runs.
RCB vs KKR
Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Kolkata Knight Riders is an epic rivalry in itself. This time it was KKR who won the match. It was an all round dominant performance by the men in purple. They were made to bowl first after loosing the toss. Virat Kohli won the toss in his 200th IPL game but that was the only thing that happened in his favour. Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a poor start as Kohli got out in the second over of the game to Prasidh Krishna. Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell were the stand out performers taking 3 wickets each. RCB was bundled up for 92 runs.
When KKR came to chase, Shubhman Gill and debutant Venkatesh Iyer gave a flying start to the team. Thanks to their aggressive batting, KKR chased down the total in 10 overs with 9 wickets remaining.
After the poor performance of RCB, fans and critics took twitter to show their disappointment towards the team. Along with it, a 11 year old tweet by Deepika Padukone went viral.
92!!is that even a score!?way to go RCB!with u guys all the way…watching every second of it live!— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) March 18, 2010
It was a disappointing day for RCB fans as the team was totally stunned by KKR. Here are some of the reactions which people gave on Twitter.
What year was @QuinnyDeKock69 born in?— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) September 20, 2021
AB de Villiers 10th duck in #IPL (8 for #RCB & 2 for Delhi)— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 20, 2021
6 times – golden duck
2 times – 2nd ball duck
one each – third ball and seven ball ducks#RCBvsKKR #RCBvKKR #KKRvsRCB #KKRvRCB #IPL2O21 #IPLinUAE
People are now figuring why Varun Chakravarthy is in that World Cup squad.— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) September 20, 2021