IPL 2020: Twitter trolls Gautam Gambhir for his ‘no rivalry’ comment after RCB thump KKR
KKR put up a dismal show and Gambhir ended up getting trolled.
Updated - Oct 22, 2020 12:05 pm
It was a forgettable day at the office for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday. They could only muster 84 runs in their 20 overs against some brilliant bowling from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and bagged some embarrassing records to their name. Soon after the loss though former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir was at the receiving end of all the trolls on social media.
The reason for the same was his comment on Star Sports ahead of the match. Gambhir had said that there is no rivalry between KKR and RCB as the Kolkata franchise has won two titles while the Virat Kohli-led side is yet to lay its hands on the trophy. In a way he had backed the Eoin Morgan-led side to defeat RCB and strengthen their place in the playoffs.
But as soon as the action began, KKR were left reeling within the powerplay at 14/4. Their batsmen had played some poor shots while Mohammed Siraj spit venom with the new ball. Despite Eoin Morgan trying his best scoring 30 runs, KKR could only post 84 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 20 overs. It was also the lowest total in the history of IPL for any team after batting for 20 overs.
RCB chase down comfortably
The total wasn’t a challenging one for RCB at all and KKR bowlers didn’t show any intent to defend it either. Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal added 46 runs for the opening wicket after which Virat Kohli and Gurkeerat Singh Mann got the team over the line in the 14th over itself. This big win propelled RCB to the second position in the points table while KKR are now left with doing a lot of work in their last four matches of the season.
However, the way KKR played, Gautam Gambhir’s own words came to bite him and was soon trending on social media. He was hilariously trolled for his pre-match comments and it was meme fest on Twitter.
Here are some of the tweets:
Gambhir: Don't compare RCB with KKR. We are title holders
— Mánnu Zanky (@MannuZanky) October 21, 2020
— SARCASTER 🇮🇳 (@sarcaster_) October 21, 2020
Gambhir was right pre match when he said, there's no rivalry b/w KKR & RCB.
RCB just humiliated them like some club teams this IPL.
— arfan (@Im__Arfan) October 21, 2020
Gambhir was right there's no Rivalry between RCB and KKR https://t.co/9RuOp6pMOO
— Harsh (@perth_169) October 21, 2020
Huge respect for Gautam Gambhir as a human being & player but not right to demean any team on the basis of trophies. By that point the rivalry is just limited to 5 teams? RCB played bad that day & KKR played bad today. Hopefully, you accept that & move on being unbiased.
— Rohan (@ImRohanSingh19) October 21, 2020
Gautam Gambhir said there is no rivalry between KKR and RCB as former has 2 trophies..He is the real panauti 😂
— Sawan (@sawan0108) October 21, 2020
Someone explain to Gambhir rivalry is who is ahead in terms of matches play. The teams have faced each other 25 times in the IPL so far, with KKR ahead 14-11
And not in basis of who has more trophy 😒 https://t.co/bkqwfxBlQD
— Sam (@SamK051) October 21, 2020