It was a fine match yesterday. Restricting the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsmen from scoring freely while chasing a mammoth total of 195 runs, Mumbai Indians dominated the match completely but the Rohit Sharma-led side was unwilling to allow KKR batsmen to score easily. The commitment of Mumbai Indians players was so high that even a single four resulted in Hardik Pandya lashing out at Jasprit Bumrah after the latter failed to dive to save one boundary.
On the first delivery of the 12th over, Kieron Pollard delivered a slow ball to KKR middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan and the English skipper played the shot in the backward point direction. Bumrah tried to stop the ball by extending his hands to reach out for it but he did not succeed in stopping the ball.
While the ball went towards the third-man region and Pandya tried his best to stop it from touching the ropes but in vain. Pandya lost his cool at Bumrah and asked him to give his best.
Pandya’s reaction sparked a lot of reactions on social media.
Here are some tweets:
— faceplatter49 (@faceplatter49) September 23, 2020
— Big Laughter (@BigLaughter1) September 23, 2020
Not the first time Hardik Pandya got hit wicket. The first one was on a coffee show. #MIvKKR
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) September 23, 2020
On the whole, at the end, Mumbai Indians completed an emphatic 49-run victory over KKR at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians will now take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next match on September 28th, Monday.