Dwayne Smith surprised everyone with his bowling, while Suresh Raina returned to form as Gujarat Lions made short work of Kolkata Knight Riders. The match also witnessed the visit of Apple CEO Tim Cook. Twitterati made sure to make fun of both the match and the visit. Here are the best tweets.
A couple of interesting trivia to start, about Green Park, where the match was played tonight.
Green Park stadium in Kanpur has never hosted any Day/Night or Night match before this. #GLvKKR— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 19, 2016
This is the first ever T20 match at Green Park stadium in Kanpur. #GLvKKR— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 19, 2016
And clearly Kanpur didn't know what kind of pitches are to be prepared for IPL, consult Chinnaswamy!
Dwayne Smith made full use of the conditions on offer!
But before Smith created havoc, Gambhir did what he does best.
Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 19, 2016
Gambhir has been run out 21 times in T20s - most by a batsman, goes past Jayawardene's 20 such dismissals. #GLvKKR— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 19, 2016
Tim Cook came to visit the IPL match which only added to the party mood!
Sponsor Vivo but you're inviting Apple CEO.. #GLvKKR— Nikhil Mane (@nikhiltait) May 19, 2016
'Being Indian' by Tim Cook.
Tim Cook now watching #GLvKKR , Only visit of The Kapil Sharma Show is left for finishing his Tour of India.— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) May 19, 2016
Tim Cook has been to Siddhivinayak, Mannat and IPL. In about 48 hours, Tim Cook has become more Indian than most Indians born in India.— The Cult of Bajirao (@bizzarebhide) May 19, 2016
For the noobs, Mannat in the residence of Shahrukh Khan.
Yes this happend, and Mr. Shukhla was introduced by the anchor before Tim Cook!
A curious Tim Cook wonders...
Raina today surpassed 4000 runs in IPL, but these two stats show how good a certain run machine has been!
Suresh Raina in IPL:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 19, 2016
- Second to 1000 runs
- First to 2000 runs
- First to 3000 runs
- Second to 4000 runs#GLvKKR
Raina took 37 innings to move from 3000 runs to 4000 runs in IPL. Kohli took just 18 innings for the same! #GLvKKR— #VIVOIPL #IPL2016 (@TheIPL_2016) May 19, 2016
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