KL Rahul yet again ended up on the losing side after playing an amazing innings, scoring 94, before losing his wicket to a Jasprit Bumrah slower delivery. The Twitterati showered praises on the elegant Rahul for his brilliant innings which almost won the game for Kings XI Punjab.
What an unfortunate turn of events for KXIP!
KXIP in 12 matches this IPL:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 16, 2018
First 6 games - Won 5, Lost 1
Last 6 matches - Won 1, Lost 5
After a strong start to the season they are in a must-win situation in last 2 games as they also have the worst NRR (-0.518). #MIvKXIP
Take a bow, Suryakumar Yadav!
Suryakumar Yadav becomes the first uncapped Indian player to score over 500 runs in an IPL season.— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 16, 2018
Shaun Marsh (616 runs in 2008) is the only other uncapped player to do so.#MIvKXIP
SuryaKumar Yadav treating Ankit Rajpoot with utmost care. 21 runs off his over. Rubbish lengths , tbh.#MIvKXIP— Jaanvi 🏏 (@ThatCricketBuff) May 16, 2018
Then Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma lose their wickets to Andrew Tye's brilliant spell!
ANDREW TYE is #HeavyDutyPerformer of the match for picking 3 early wickets of MI star performers— marella murthy (@marellamurthy) May 16, 2018
Just remembered that CSK used their RTM on Faf du Plessis and not on Andrew Tye! *facepalm*
CSK had money left in their purse and yet they didn't buy Andrew Tye in the Auction. Big Mistake.— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) May 16, 2018
CSK fans right now!
Stones should be thrown at Fleming for retaining Faf du Plessis ahead of Andrew Tye.— Rajat (@EdinAzzaa) May 16, 2018
Let the Rohit Sharma roast session begin...
Mumbai Indians fans before Pollard's 50...
What the f*ck Rohit Sharma, what non-sense is this? Still an extra batsman? Not Duminy, but Pollard? You are backing half-bowlers to deliver 8 overs again? Too much of a risk, too much at this venue. Wrong selection I say. #MIvKXIP— Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) May 16, 2018
Mumbai Indians fans after Pollard's 50...
Pollard is playing his best game when it is needed the most. Such a big player for Mumbai Indians!— Ojas Rohit's Warrior Korde (@Ojasism) May 16, 2018
Best bowler of the season for a reason!
Andrew Tye last 4 innings— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 16, 2018
He also becomes the fastest to take four 4+ wickets in an IPL innings!
What kind of a monster are you Andrew Tye? :O
KL Rahul is one of those batsmen who oozes class!
KL Rahul's six fifties in IPL 2018 have come off 14, 22, 24, 36, 44 and 48 balls respectively.— #MS Dhoni fans (@LoVeLy_Dhoni) May 16, 2018
Different situation, different play.
What a season he's having! #MIvKXIP
Someone stop this guy! :O
KL Rahul to the BCCI selectors! :P
The real winner of this season's IPL is the Indian cricket team!
We already have solid No:3 in the Indian team and No:4 slot is also looks solid with the likes of Rayudu and KL Rahul. If they continue their sublime form, this time World Cup namdhe!!!😊 👏 #CricbuzzLIVE— Vinoth (@vinothrajan93) May 16, 2018
KXIP this season...
Sadly, a brilliant
Under pressure! Jasprit Bumrah _/\_
Punjab needed 42 in the final 4 overs. Should have been easy for them considering the kind of hitters they had at that moment.— AkShAtA (@MenInBlueDvotee) May 16, 2018
ALL THANKS TO BUMRAH. Those 2 overs changed the direction of the game. Whatta Champion!! #MIvKXIP
This is what happens when you watch too much football!!