"Laparwahi ka natija"-Shahrukh Khan, Fans furious as KKR choke against MI

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma's brilliant captaincy completed an unbelievable comeback for MI
Modified 15 Apr 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) underwent one of the most sensational collapses in IPL history as Mumbai Indians (MI) unbelievably defended a below-par target of 153 to win the game by 10 runs.

MI were disappointing once again in their batting as they lost 7 wickets for just 38 runs in their last five overs. KKR, on the back of Nitish Rana's fine half-century, were cruising to victory.

But with 31 runs required off the last five overs, the MI bowlers tightened their screws on KKR and didn't give them any easy runs. With every dot ball, the pressure increased and the chasing side imploded, handing the defending champions their first win of the season.

Twitter roasts KKR following a horrible choke

KKR fans were furious with the way their team performed. Even Bollywood superstar and KKR co-owner Shahrukh Khan expressed his disappointment with the performance and apologized to the team's fans.

Fans also hailed Rohit Sharma for his brilliant captaincy. Others took the opportunity to troll KKR for making an absolute meal of a straightforward run-chase. Here is what they had to say:

MI have now won 12 of their last 13 games against KKR, which just goes to show the incredible domination the 5-time IPL champions have over their opponents. 153 was going to be tricky to chase down, but when Rana gave the kind of start KKR needed, it should have been a cakewalk for Eoin Morgan's men.

Shubman Gill threw his wicket away and leg-spinner Rahul Chahar helped MI make inroads into the KKR batting line-up. The leggie also removed Rahul Tripathi early and the KKR camp began to get a bit nervous.

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Rana and Shakib Al Hasan threw their wickets away too as Chahar's figures of 4-27 brought MI roaring back into the game. With 22 needed off 18 balls and the likes of Dinesh Karthik at the crease with the explosive Andrew Russell, KKR were still heavy favorites.

But Krunal Pandya, Bumrah and Trent Boult bowled their respective last overs to perfection and MI snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. The MI win tarnished Andre Rusell's good day where he picked up five wickets but just couldn't finish the game with the bat.

MI will be upbeat after this win while KKR are left to ponder on the shot selection they made when things were well within their control.

Published 14 Apr 2021
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