While the evening began with Twitterati trending Narine's heroics, in between the rains and poor umpiring, it was Raina who stole everyone's hearts and got the CSK fans out of their basements. With a classy 84-run knock, Captain Raina won both the game and the social media.
Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 187/5 (Robin Uthappa 72, Sunil Narine 42; Suresh Raina 1/11, Praveen Kumar 1/24) lost to Gujarat Lions 188/6 (Suresh Raina 84, Brendon McCullum 33; Nathan Coulter-Nile 2/20, Kuldeep Yadav 2/33) by 4 wickets.
The team which had no bowlers did this 🙏
The Narine blitzkrieg drew multiple devotees across the country and more!
Fans joined in fat-shaming the Uthappa
Uthappa is looking more like a really puffed idli #KKRvGL— Rookie (@rookie_tweet) April 21, 2017
Only to later chew their words!
In true IPL tradition, the umpires kept up their good work
Meanwhile, some stayed true to his name.
And people started wondering if Narine was a part time
#KKRvGL Narine Make It equal 42 run as opner and 42 runs in bowling in 4 over.Bhai Mujhe koi kch Nahi bolega meine jitne banaye utne he Diye— strong@Rameshwar (@rgurjar70) April 21, 2017
And the owner of KKR said it best - Let the Rain(a) flow ☔️
India or West Indies? Who will win?
WI hold a 60-53 H2H advantage over IND historically but in last 10 completed games between them , IND have won 7. IND has also won all last 5 games at this venue.