Mumbai Indians official account trolled for comparing Pant and Kohli’s statistics
The fans were pretty convinced that this was a direct dig at the Indian captain, who captains Mumbai's arch rivals RCB in the IPL.
Updated - Jan 5, 2019 2:16 pm
After picking up some big names in the recently concluded auction, Mumbai Indians seem far more relaxed and will be keen to challenge for the title strongly in 2019. Their social media handlers try to ensure they keep in touch with the fans on a regular basis and they time and again stay active on all platforms, just the way other major sporting teams do.
They recently trolled Tim Paine brutally after he failed to live up to MI skipper Rohit Sharma’s challenge. Rohit had said that he’ll suggest Paine’s name for selection to the MI hierarchy if he gets a century at the MCG, which he failed to do so. Their Twitter handle was quick to pounce and trolled the Australian skipper for not making it to the Mumbai squad.
Once again they are in the spotlight, but this time, the fans are unhappy with one of their posts. This has been one of the most iconic series in Indian cricket history with everyone chipping in with a crucial contribution. This series, in particular, has been memorable for Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara, who formed the team’s crux.
Fans remain unhappy with their statistical comparison
With his titanic 159* run knock, Pant now has 350 runs in the series. Before this game, he got a start in pretty much every innings, registering scores of 25, 28, 36, 30, 39 and 33. He also surpassed captain Virat Kohli’s tally of 282 runs in the series and the MI Twitter handle was quick to mention that.
The whole premise of this post remained a mystery, but it was clear that they just mentioned the stats without demeaning either. But the fans were pretty convinced that this was a direct dig at the Indian captain, who captains Mumbai’s arch-rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Here’s what they tweeted
25, 28, 36, 30, 39, 33, 94*
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 4, 2019
While some fans took a sarcastic dig at the franchise, few took it a little personally and slammed them. Here’s how Twitterati reacted to this statistical comparison.
Runs in IPL 2018
kohli – 530 Runs
Rohit – 286 Runs😂
Even Dhoni(455 Runs) Scored morethan your Captain Rohit🤣
Pant in 2 Tests Which Rohit Played
Adelaide – Rohit(37,1),Pant(25,28)
Melbourne – Rohit(63,5),Pant(39,33)
Pant – 125 Runs
Rohit – 106 Runs😂
— Troll Virat Haters Telugu Version (@TeamTVHTV) January 4, 2019
It doesn't mean that Pant is better player than Virat.
— Debashish Ratha (@RathaDebashish) January 4, 2019
Looks like Rohit Sharma handles Mumbai Indians tweeter handle 😂
— Sunil Shenoy (@sunil_shenoy) January 4, 2019
I think this page is handled by Rohit bhai😂😂😂😂
Rishabh bhai ka career start hone se pehle hi end na ho jaye !!!
— Ashwin Pandey (@imranjan07) January 4, 2019
Such a jealous team
— sky11 (@akash_b29) January 4, 2019
@RCBTweets do the same when some 1 scores excess of our hitman rohit 😂😂😂😂😂
— ❤💓💖💗 (@Krishnatweetzz) January 4, 2019
Overseas 💯 in test
— Kamal Gupta (@kamalgupta_18) January 4, 2019
— Monalisha Bariha (@monalisha56) January 4, 2019
Rishab be like (Abhi mujh mai kahi thodi hai zindagi..) 😜😜
— Pooja (@Pooja73231712) January 4, 2019