Twitter Reactions: Mumbai Indians adapt well to the Delhi turner to thump the Capitals
Delhi Capitals were never in the game after conceding 168 on a turning pitch.
Updated - Apr 18, 2019 11:38 pm
The Mumbai Indians (MI) read the surface well in the game against the Delhi Capitals (DC) and that proved to be the decisive factor in the game. The visitors were absolutely clinical in their execution on the day and an absolute turner at the Feroz Shah Kotla was more helpful to MI. The Capitals’ poor death bowling cost them the game eventually as Shreyas Iyer should’ve used his spinners properly in the first innings.
After being put into bat first, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock batted extremely well to add 57 runs for the opening wicket. But then the pitch started to show its colours. The ball stayed alarmingly low for most parts of the innings then and it turned as well. Amit Mishra bowled a peach to castle Rohit Sharma and started off his spell in grand fashion. Ben Cutting was dismissed soon by Axar Patel.
Even Suryakumar Yadav couldn’t do much and before being dismissed ran out De Kock as well. However, the Pandya brothers, Krunal and Hardik, were the reason why MI managed to post a daunting total of 168 runs after 20 overs. While Hardik Pandya slammed 32 off 15 balls, Krunal played a vital 37-run knock batting at five as the innings ended with the momentum on their side.
The Delhi Capitals needed a quick-fire start in the chase at any cost and that was provided by Shikhar Dhawan. Prithvi Shaw also looked positive but couldn’t muster enough runs during his stay in the middle. The opening duo added 49 runs in less than seven overs but the fall of the first wicket led to a dip in run-rate and the wickets also fell.
Rahul Chahar bowled superbly to run through Delhi’s line-up. He ended with the figures of 3/19 and since then, the hosts never recovered as MI continued to pick wickets. They were never in the chase and MI were the deserved winners in the end. Delhi Capitals could only reach 128 runs after 20 overs to lose the match by 40 runs.
With his victory, the Mumbai Indians have climbed to the second position in the points table and have now won six matches after playing nine.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Rishabh Pant is the most talented, capable also the most irresponsible and ignorant cricketer even seen. Rabada is almost of the same age. Just mindset and dedication to the game. 😐
— Gautham Kumar (@GauthamSharma20) April 18, 2019
Rishabh Pant is the most stupid WK batsman I've seen, can't even stay at the crease being 21 and finish the game for DC. Don't know who even compares him with 37 yo old Dhoni.
— Rakesh Singh (@RakeshS93675393) April 18, 2019
Rishabh Pant is not even fit to tie Dhoni's shoelaces let alone be his replacement in the worldcup. Pant fan boys need to calm the fvck down and not embarrass themselves by comparing Pant to a legend like Dhoni.#IPL2019#DcvMi
— . (@_Cleanbowled) April 18, 2019
⚠ UPDATE ⚠️
SIR Rishabh Pant just joined Rahane Tuk Tuk Academy..
— Prof. Boies Pilled bell 😰 (@lil_boies) April 18, 2019
Rishabh Pant to DC Management
— Nayan Chaudhari (@nayan2chaudhari) April 18, 2019
When in form, #RishabhPant can be a one man army and take his team home. But something that definitely goes against him is his repeated offence of throwing his wicket away at crucial times. Probably cost him a spot in the #CWC19 squad?#DCvMI
— CricketFanatic (@ThatCricketGal) April 18, 2019
This is not rishabh pant which i seen in last few years…. india spoiled talent rather than groomed it…. indian batting coaches done bad job.. virat done injustice & shreyas just finished pant career by sending him at 5 & not in powerplay. #DCvMI
— DEFENCE (@KVeersen) April 18, 2019
And @RishabPant777 fails again. Why is he even in the reserves for the World Cup squad? Definitely proves that there is a lobby in the BCCi that is hell bent on getting him on the plane to England #BCCI #IPL2019 #DelhiCapitals #rishabhpant
— venkat gopal (@Venx71) April 18, 2019
That's the difference between two future stars of Indian Cricket. Jaspreet Bumrah vs Rishabh Pant. Bumrah knows how to handle the pressure situations, knows the tactics and mind games and that is why he has been… https://t.co/5TgRzvBaS7
— MD DANISH (@MDDANIS20367583) April 18, 2019
Rishabh Pant has a long, long, long loooong way to go before he's World Cup ready. Sabse pehle to woh Mahi bhai wali ads karna band kar😂
— Vidula S. Menge (@Arey_Yaar) April 18, 2019
— legendrock31 (@Munnaaaaahhhhh) April 18, 2019
Rishabh pant just proved why it was a right decision to drop him from World Cup squad #DCvMI
— prayag sonar (@prayag_sonar) April 18, 2019
Rishabh Pant Proving Selectors Right Why He Shouldn’t Be Picked For World Cup Squad #DCvMI
— PBN (@hanjiokay) April 18, 2019
— Yash (@imyash19) April 18, 2019
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) April 18, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 18, 2019
What a finish by @hardikpandya7 and @krunalpandya24 brilliant batting by the bros, now it looks like mumbai Indians r in charge but then the young guns of @DelhiCapitals are unpredictable, still expecting a close finish from here! #IPL2019 #MIvDC
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) April 18, 2019