While the players sweated out in the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, it was Preity Zinta whose moves on the sidelines gathered more mentions online than most of those on the pitch.
Virender Sehwag made his and Punjab’s intentions clear from the word go and his affluent start was carried forward by the blistering Maxwell who scored 90 (to become a subject of many jokes, yet again!) off just 38 deliveries to become the most mentioned player on the net by a huge margin. Captain George Bailey chipped in with a quick fire 40 towards the end to take Punjab to this season’s highest total from any team of 231. None from an arsenal of Ravichandra Ashwin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ravinder Jadeja, Ishwar Pandey or Mohit Sharma were spared of the Lions’ wrath.
Chasing a massive total, Chennai lost Dwayne Smith early and never looked to be in the chase after that as Dhoni’s men carried on to save face rather than win the match. A quick 52 from Faff du Plessis towards the business end of the match helped the CSK to reach a respectable total of 187 from their allotted quota of 20 overs but inadvertently fell short of KXIP’s total by 44 runs. Dhoni’s decision to sit back in the pavilion while sending out Jadeja and du Plessis to bat ahead of him was severely criticized by the commentators as well as the social commentators!
No rewards for guessing the man of the match but to leave no confusion, it was awarded to the Orange Cap holder by some margin Glenn Maxwell.
Also, we have put together some of the best tweets handpicked during the game last night hoping they would bring a smile to your face this lazy Thursday!
Combining two of India’s current obsessions!
Tweet of the night!
Thanks for reminding us that Nehra exists!
Mainu Ki or was it the Monkey? Kher, Mainu ki?
After all those articles dedicated to 90’s kids, some respite for the 80’s kids!
Laughter: Slaughter :: Tom Marvolo riddle: I am Lord Voldemort I see what you did there!